On the second day of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy cricket match on March 10, Ravichandran Ashwin took six wickets, and Cameron Green scored his first-ever century in international cricket. Ashwin has now taken the most wickets in the history of this tournament along with Nathan Lyon. Usman Khawaja also did well by scoring more than 150 runs, and he became only the fourth Australian to achieve this in India. Virat Kohli, the former Indian skipper, also set a new record by taking 300 catches in international cricket.
He caught Nathan Lyon‘s ball while fielding at first slip on Ashwin’s delivery to end Australia’s innings. This was Kohli’s 109th catch in Test cricket, and he surpassed Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 108 catches.
The 34-year-old batsman is currently only six catches behind Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 115 in 200 Tests after taking 109 in 108 matches. Ajinkya Rahane has taken 99 catches in just 82 Tests, whereas Virat Kohli has grabbed more Test catches than any other active cricketer—10 more than Rahane.
Virat Kohli is behind only Azharuddin in ODI
Rahul Dravid, current head coach, tops the list with a remarkable total of 209 catches in 163 Test matches. VVS Laxman, the director of the NCA, is the second-best Indian cricketer with 135 catches in 134 Test matches.
With 141 catches in 271 games in ODIs, Virat Kohli is the second-best cricketer from India. With 156 catches in 334 One Day Internationals, former great hitter Mohammad Azharuddin is in the first place.
In 115 T20Is, Kohli has grabbed 50 catches, trailing only Rohit Sharma, who has taken 58 catches in 148 games.
In terms of the ongoing Test in Ahmedabad, India is currently 444 runs in arrears in their first innings. But, the hosts still have all of their wickets, so they will try to cut the gap on Day 3. They need to go closer to Australia’s first-inning total of 480.
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