South Africa's Boucher sets new test dismissals record

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KARACHI, Oct 3 (Reuters) South Africa's Mark Boucher set a record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in test cricket on the third day of the first test against Pakistan today.

He equalled Australian Ian Healy's mark of 395 career dismissals when he stumped Shoaib Malik and set a new record when he stumped Umar Gul.

Both were victims of left arm spinner, Paul Harris.

List of wicketkeepers with most dismissals in test career: Mark Boucher (SA) tests 103 dismissals 396* cts 378 st 18 Ian Healy (Aus) tests 119 dismissals 395 cts 366 st 29 Adam Gilchrist (Aus) tests 90 dismissals 381 cts 344 st 37 Rod Marsh (Aus) tests 96 dismissals 355 cts 343 st 12 Jeff Dujon (WI) tests 81 dismissals 270 cts 265 st 5 Alan Knott (Eng) tests 95 dismisssals 269 cts 250 st 19 Alec Stewart (Eng) tests 133 dismissals 241 cts 227 st 14 Wasim Bari (Pak) tests 81 dismissals 228 cts 201 st 27 Ridley Jacobs (WI)tests 65 dismissals 219 cts 207 st 12 Godfrey Evans (Eng) tests 91 dismissals 219 cts 173 st 46 * Test match still in progress.

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