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Mark Boucher breaks world record for `keeper dismissals

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BokMagic

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Mark Boucher today broke Ian Healy`s record for most dismissals in test cricket by a wicketkeeper, in the 1st innings of the 1st test, Pakistan vs. SA, Karachi. After having taken a catch off right-arm quickie Dale Steyn shortly before the close of play on day 2 to move his career tally up to 394, he tied the Healy record of 395, and then broke it, with 2 very neat stumpings off left-arm spinner Paul Harris. Boucher currently stands on 396 dismissals in 103 tests, compared to Healy`s previous mark of 395 in 113 tests.

This adds another world record to a growing list for Boucher, having been the fastest to 50, 100 and 200 test dismissals, and sharing a world-record 9th wicket partnership of 190 runs with Pat Symcox in only his 3rd test match.

Pretty handy performance. Especially considering Bouch has grown some substantial lard over the last 2 seasons!
 
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melon

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Thats pretty damn good!

How far away is Gilchrist? I'd reckon he'd at least be over the 300 mark by now...
 
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BokMagic

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Gilchrist`s on 381 dismissals, in 90 tests, made up out of 344 catches and 37 stumpings. So that`s only 15 behind the record, with Rod Marsh in 4th place, on 355 from 96 tests. They`re the only blokes over 300, Jeff Dujon is next in line with 270 in 81 tests.
 
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melon

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Ahk top stuff. Thanx BokMagic. Hopefully Gilchrist will be able to surpass that. He still has a nitnernational season left in him, maybe even two.
 
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BokMagic

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Well it really depends on which one of them has the most test cricket left in the tank who`ll end up on top eventually. I reckon it`s gonna be a long time before we see anyone approaching those sort of figures again.

Very stoked that I`ve been able to see both masters through what has been a bit of a golden period for these 2 `keepers in an era where we have had so many stopper/batsmen as opposed to specialist `keepers. And here`s the interesting thing- even though both can definately be considered specialist `keepers as opposed to stoppers, both could`ve made their respective sides on batting ability alone. Talk about all-rounders hey!
 
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DireAustralia

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Boucher is consistent with his keeping but Gilchrist surely has the upper hand with their world class bowlers.
 
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Justin P

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there's no way gilly is gonna get the record but he's surely gonna past the 400 mark
 
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pj_martins

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GO BOUCHER. South Africa's still yet to win a world cup though. Maybe next time. At least we got the Web Ellis trophy for the next 4 years.
 
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BokMagic

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Yes, absolutely in no time mate. Boucher, Gilchrist and Healy only needed 90+ tests to get to those stats. :rolleyes:

But I do really rate Read as a specialist `keeper. Pity that England have decided to go the batsman/stopper route, instead of giving their top gloveman more tests.
 
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Energizer

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Gilly is a very good keeper, but I dont think he will get the record, he won't be playing for too much longer i dont think. They are both great keepers though, well done to the both of them for such great careers
 
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jplyr10

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another great keeper is kumar sanggakara
he is 1 of the best batsman at the moment and a great keeper
 
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An Tarbh

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another great keeper is kumar sanggakara
he is 1 of the best batsman at the moment and a great keeper
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but his batting has come on massively since he's stopped keeping wicket
 

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