D/N Test: Saha becomes fifth Indian keeper to complete 100 Test dismissals

Team India wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Friday, reached a personal milestone during the historic D/N Test against Bangladesh when he became the fifth stumper from the nation to account for 100 dismissals in the longest format of the game. There could not have been a better venue to reach this milestone for the keeper considering that the keeper represents West Bengal represents Eden in domestic cricket, with Eden being his home ground. The 35-year-old achieved this historic feat when he accounted for the dismissal of Bangladesh opener Shadman Islam in the first session of play, following an inch-perfect delivery from Umesh Yadav. Yadav bowled a pitched up delivery which caught an edge off Islam's bat with Saha completing a safe catch. Legendary Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the list in this regard having registered 294 dismissals in 166 innings, with Syed Kirmani on the second stop. Kirmani has accounted for 198 dismissals for 151 innings. Kiran More and Nayan Mongia are placed on the third and fourth position, having completed 130 and 107 dismissals respectively. Not only this, the 35-year-old keeper further made the fans at the Eden Gardens jump up with excitement after diving to his right in order to complete a sublime flying catch off Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah. Team India trail Bangladesh by 71 runs at the time of filing the report, after the pacers bowled out the visitors for a paltry score of 106.

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