Rahul Dravid makes history with 200 Test catches

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid became the first cricketer to take 200 catches when he got Dale Steyn with a brilliant catch at slip during the second India-South Africa Test at Durban on Monday, 27th December 2011.

A brilliant slip fielder, Dravid (149 Tests) is at the top the list of most number of catches in Tests. Former Australian opener Mark Waugh is second with 181 catches from 128 Tests, followed by Australian skipper Ricky Ponting with 174 catches.

For more than a decade, Dravid has held on to some stunning catches at slip and played a major role in spinners Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh's success.

Find here his milestones as a fielder...

Break-up of catches against each country

  • vs Australia: 47 in 29 Tests
  • vs Bangladesh: 13 in 7 Tests
  • vs England: 26 in 17 Tests
  • vs New Zealand: 17 in 15 Tests
  • vs Pakistan: 19 in 15 Tests
  • vs South Africa: 21 in 20 Tests
  • vs Sri Lanka: 16 in 20 Tests
  • vs West Indies: 20 in 17 Tests
  • vs Zimbabwe: 21 in 9 Tests
Note: Dravid's tally includes one catch taken for ICC World XI in the 'Super' Test against Australia.

Dravid's milestone catches:

  • Catch No. 1: Nasser Hussain off Javagal Srinath in first Test.
  • Catch No. 50: Ricky Ponting off Harbhajan Singh in 43rd Test.
  • Catch No. 100: Shane Warne off Harbhajan Singh in 79th Test.
  • Catch No. 150: Andrew Strauss off Anil Kumble in 110th Test.
  • Catch No. 200: Dale Steyn off Harbhajan Singh in 149th Test.

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