IND-AUS: Rishabh Pant caught six catches in an inning, equaled Dhoni's record

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Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant equaled the Indian record of former captain Mahendra Singh Doni on Saturday. In the first match of the series between India and Australia, the 21-year-old wicketkeeper caught a total of six catches. This is the equivalent of an Indian record of catching the most catches in a Test match. Pant caught three catches on the third day of a match.

Pant caught Mitchell Marsh by Jaspreet Bumrah on the third day. After this, he took catch of Travis's head and Josh Hazlewood on Mohammad Shami's ball. Earlier, on the second day, Pant had caught the Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Australia captain Tim Penn. At the same time, Khawaja was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin, the other two wickets for Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma.

Dhoni achieved this achievement in the first innings of the Wellington Test match against New Zealand in 2009. The wicketkeeping record for most catches in an innings is named after Pakistan's Wasim Bari,is England's Bob Taylor, Ian Smith of New Zealand and Ridley Jacobs from the West Indies.

On the third day of the Adelaide Test, India stopped Australia on 235 runs. With this, India took a 15-run lead on the first innings. Ashwin and Bumrah took three wickets each. Sharma and Shami got two wickets each.

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