1st Test: Rishabh Pant equals MS Dhoni's record of most catches in a Test innings

The 21-year-old played a key role in dismissing Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Tim Paine on the second day before accounting for the wickets of Mitchell Starc, Travis Head and Josh Hazlewood on Saturday.

1st Test: Rishabh Pant equals MS Dhoni's record of most catches in a Test innings
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Rishabh Pant on Saturday took six catches during Australia's first innings to equal predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record of most catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test innings.

The 21-year-old played a key role in dismissing Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Tim Paine on the second day before accounting for the wickets of Mitchell Starc, Travis Head and Josh Hazlewood on Saturday.

He equalled the record after completing a fine catch to dismiss Josh Hazlewood off a Mohammed Shami delivery in the first innings.

Dhoni had achieved his record feat during the Wellington Test against New Zealand in 2009. Pant, who is playing his sixth Test, was selected in the Indian team following an injury to Wriddhiman Saha and the retirement of Dhoni in 2014. 

The 21-year-old has so far scored 346 runs at an average of 43.25, having registered a highest score of 114 against England.

India have ended the third day's play at 151-3, thus extending their lead to 166 runs against Australia in the second innings of the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

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