Wriddhiman Saha breaks Dhoni's dismissal record in a single Test

File photo of Wriddhiman Saha. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 09, 2018, 08.04 AM (IST)

Despite India's shameful loss in the Cape Town Test, Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Monday created history in the second innings of the first Test match against South Africa. 

Saha, who took long strides as wicketkeeper in Test cricket since MS Dhoni retired in December 2014, broke the record of the most dismissals in a Test by an Indian gloveman. 

His catch off Bhuvneshwar Kumar's bowling to get rid of Morne Morkel made him the first Indian wicketkeeper to effect 10 dismissals in a Test.

He surpassed the previous best of Dhoni, who had the distinction of a record nine dismissals against Australia in Melbourne in 2014.

While all of Saha's dismissals came in the form of catches, Dhoni had one stumping to his credit when he had set the record.

The best of Saha's 10 dismissals was a sharp catch he took to get rid of Kagiso Rabada in the first innings.

With this record, Saha has joined the list along with England's Bob Taylor and Australia's Adam Gilchrist, both who have taken 10 catches each. 

Pacer Vernon Philander’s six-wicket haul helped South Africa defeat India by 72 runs on Day 4 of the first test.

With this victory, the Proteas go 1-0 up in the three-Test series against India.