Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dravid equals Waugh's record of most catches

Rahul Dravid reached a special landmark on Wednesday when he took the catch of Martin Guptill in the slips off Zaheer Khan on the first day of the first Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park.

Dravid equalled the previous record of Mark Waugh's 181 catches - the most in Test cricket. It took 132 Test matches for Dravid to reach this landmark.

This was India's first success of the day. Dravid standing at third slip fumbled a bit before securing this record equaling catch.

The new Zealand was all out for 279 . Vettori completed his century and join hands with Jesse Ryder, put on a record 186 runs for the seventh wicket partnership.At the end of the first day,India were 29/0 in their first innings, trailing the New Zealand score by 250 runs.

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