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Boucher Starts Club 500

 

Mark
Boucher extended his own wicketkeeping records, becoming the first gloveman in
the game's history to complete 500 Test catches.

 

His
catch of Phil Hughes off the bowling of Vernon Philander in the Cape Town Test
got him to the landmark.

 

Here's a
list of wicketkeepers with 250-plus Test catches.

 

No

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

St

1

MV Boucher

SAF

140

266

522

500

22

2

AC Gilchrist

Aus

96

191

416

379

37

3

IA Healy

Aus

119

224

395

366

29

4

RW Marsh

Aus

96

182

355

343

12

5

PJL Dujon

Win

79

150

270

265

5

6

APE Knott

Eng

95

174

269

250

19

 

Boucher's
record broken up team-wise:

 

Opposition

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

St

Max Dis

Australia

20

38

64

62

2

5 (5ct 0st)

Bangladesh

8

16

40

38

2

5 (5ct 0st)

England

25

47

105

103

2

5 (5ct 0st)

India

14

27

60

58

2

5 (5ct 0st)

New Zealand

14

27

39

38

1

4 (4ct 0st)

Pakistan

15

28

55

48

7

6 (6ct 0st)

Sri Lanka

14

26

57

53

4

6 (6ct 0st)

West Indies

24

45

77

77

0

5 (5ct 0st)

Zimbabwe

6

12

25

23

2

6 (6ct 0st)

Total

140

266

522

500

22

6 (6ct 0st)

 

Boucher
is one among the three Test wicketkeepers to effect five or more dismissals in
an innings on ten plus occasions.

 

Boucher
has done it 13 times. The other two are Australian greats Rodney Marsh (12) and
Ian Healy (11).

 

Their
‘fivers' are as follows:

 

No

Dis

Ct

St

Opposition

Ground

Start Date

Mark Boucher's ‘Fivers'

1

6

6

0

v Pakistan

Port Elizabeth

06 Mar 1998

2

6

6

0

v Sri Lanka

Cape Town

19 Mar 1998

3

6

6

0

v Zimbabwe

Centurion

11 Mar 2005

4

5

5

0

v England

Lord's

18 Jun 1998

5

5

5

0

v England

Johannesburg

25 Nov 1999

6

5

5

0

v India

Mumbai

24 Feb 2000

7

5

5

0

v West Indies

Kingston

19 Apr 2001

8

5

5

0

v Sri Lanka

Centurion

15 Nov 2002

9

5

5

0

v Australia

Johannesburg

31 Mar 2006

10

5

5

0

v Bangladesh

Chittagong

29 Feb 2008

11

5

5

0

v England

Leeds

18 Jul 2008

12

5

5

0

v England

Centurion

16 Dec 2009

13

5

5

0

v India

Durban

26 Dec 2010

Rodney Marsh's ‘Fivers'

1

6

6

0

v England

Brisbane

26 Nov 1982

2

5

5

0

v England

Manchester

08 Jun 1972

3

5

5

0

v England

Nottingham

13 Jul 1972

4

5

5

0

v New Zealand

Sydney

05 Jan 1974

5

5

5

0

v New Zealand

Christchurch

08 Mar 1974

6

5

5

0

v West Indies

Melbourne

26 Dec 1975

7

5

5

0

v New Zealand

Christchurch

18 Feb 1977

8

5

5

0

v West Indies

Brisbane

01 Dec 1979

9

5

5

0

v India

Sydney

02 Jan 1981

10

5

5

0

v Pakistan

Perth

13 Nov 1981

11

5

5

0

v Pakistan

Perth

11 Nov 1983

12

5

5

0

v Pakistan

Sydney

02 Jan 1984

Ian Healy's ‘Fivers'

1

6

6

0

v England

Birmingham

05 Jun 1997

2

5

5

0

v Pakistan

Adelaide

19 Jan 1990

3

5

5

0

v England

Melbourne

26 Dec 1990

4

5

5

0

v England

Adelaide

25 Jan 1991

5

5

5

0

v New Zealand

Brisbane

03 Dec 1993

6

5

5

0

v Pakistan

Rawalpindi

05 Oct 1994

7

5

5

0

v England

Brisbane

25 Nov 1994

8

5

5

0

v England

Melbourne

24 Dec 1994

9

5

5

0

v Sri Lanka

Adelaide

25 Jan 1996

10

5

5

0

v South Africa

Johannesburg

28 Feb 1997

11

5

5

0

v England

Perth

28 Nov 1998

 

Note : All
stats are as of at lunch on the first day of the Test between South Africa and
Australia at Cape Town
on 09 Nov 2011.

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