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Boucher joins elite list

Mark Boucher
became the second wicket-keeper in the annals of One-day games to pouch 400
catches as wicket-keeper. He achieved the feat when he caught DA Warner of M
Morkel for 74 in the second One-day game at Port Elizabeth on 23.10.11. The other wicket-keeper
to pouch 400 catches is AC Gilchrist of Australia {417}

 

Mark Boucher
has pouched a catch when not keeping the wicket. He took a catch to dismiss DM
Bravo of van der Merwe for 17 in the game against West Indies at Trinidad on
03.06.10, AB de Villers kept wickets for South Africa in this game.

 

His 400
catches comprise of 8 catches representing Asia Eleven and 392 catches
representing South Africa.
His performance against each opposition he has played is furnished below.

 

Grouping

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

Ct Wk

Africa XI

5

5

9

8

8

South Africa

289

285

414

392

392

Total

294

290

423

400

400

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opposition

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

Ct Wk

Asia XI

5

5

9

8

8

Australia

39

39

52

47

47

Bangladesh

9

9

19

19

19

Canada

1

1

2

2

2

England

32

31

39

38

38

India

33

33

42

40

40

Ireland

2

2

5

5

5

Kenya

9

9

18

17

17

Netherlands

1

1

0

0

0

New Zealand

39

36

49

48

48

Pakistan

33

33

59

58

58

Scotland

1

1

1

1

1

Sri Lanka

35

35

55

51

51

West Indies

36

36

47

43

42

Zimbabwe

19

19

26

24

24

Total

294

290

423

400

400

 

MV Boucher's
400 catches in one day games gave him a singular distinction of becoming the
only wicket-keeper to have an aggregate of 400 catches in both forms of cricket
- Tests and ODIS. He has pouched 499 catches in Test cricket. His
performance in Test cricket is furnished below. His 499 catches comprise of 2
catches taken while representing ICC World Eleven and 497 catches representing
South Africa

 

Career summary

Grouping

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

Ct Wk

ICC World XI

1

2

2

2

2

South Africa

138

263

519

497

497

Total

139

265

521

499

499

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opposition

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

Ct Wk

Australia

19

37

63

61

61

Bangladesh

8

16

40

38

38

England

25

47

105

103

103

India

14

27

60

58

58

New Zealand

14

27

39

38

38

Pakistan

15

28

55

48

48

Sri Lanka

14

26

57

53

53

West Indies

24

45

77

77

77

Zimbabwe

6

12

25

23

23

Total

139

265

521

499

499

 

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