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Rohit Sharma creates two unusual catching records in Brisbane Test

By Bet Barter

January 18, 2021

Rohit Sharma has the record of most catches by an Indian in a Test match in Australia. Rohit has made five catches in the ongoing 4th Test match at Brisbane.

The Mumbai Indians captains are currently placed second on the list for most catches at the Gabba stadium. The highest is New Zealand's Stephen Fleming with six catches at the iconic stadium. India's opening batsman has displayed terrific awareness and athleticism while being positioned at second slip during the ongoing decider series at the Gabba.

Considering India's fielding woes, the 33-year-old has appeared as a safe pair of hands for the side. Rohit had five catches during the match, dismissing David Warner, Steve Smith and Tim Paine in the first innings whereas Marnus Labuschagne and Green in the second. There are other three Indian cricketers to achieve the feat earlier against the men in yellow. Eknath Solkar and Rahul Dravid seized five catches in Chennai in 1969-70 and 1997-98. Kr Srikkanth achieved the record back in 1992 at Perth.

Rohit Sharma needs to step up as a senior batsman

The hosts were out for 294 in the second innings after scoring 369 in their first innings. Australia has set a target of 328 runs for India to win the Test and the series. Siraj picked up five wickets for 73 runs in the second innings against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane.

The Indian cricket team will be happy with the services of Rohit Sharma the fielder. Now the visitors will be hoping for him to strengthen as a senior batsman of the side. The right-handed batsman has been remarkable against the new ball and has helped the side to get great starts in all the innings that he has played. However, the opener has thrown away his wicket with some false strokes.

In the first innings of the Gabba Test, Rohit scored 44 runs but gave away his wicket in an unlikely manner. The Indian team management will be expecting Sharma to take responsibility at the top order and help the team end on a good note. Team India finish on 4/0 and still need 324 runs to win the fourth and final Test. It was an enthralling day of Test cricket with Australia raising the stakes before India. Smith smashed 55 runs off 74 deliveries with seven boundaries as the hosts were bundled out 294 in 75.5 overs.

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