On this day (14th August) in 2015, Ajinkya Rahane created a world record of most catches by a fielder in a Test match


On 14th August 2015, Ajinkya Rahane became the first non-wicket-keeper to take eight catches in a single Test match.

Before Rahane no outfielder had managed to take more than 7 catches in a match. The 27-year-old’s name was entered in the record books when he caught Rangana Herath at slip off Amit Mishra in Sri Lanka’s second innings.

Rahane picked up three catches in the first innings and five catches in the second innings.