West Indies keeper Joshua Da Silva sets world record with most catches in a Test innings

West Indies keeper Joshua Da Silva made history during the first Test match against South Africa as he equaled the world record for most dismissals in a men’s Test innings.

The Windies keeper took seven catches in the second innings, which is the joint-most dismissals in Test innings by a keeper for West Indies, and tied with Ridley Jacobs’ performance against Australia in 2000.

Furthermore, Da Silva also became the fifth keeper in the world to have seven dismissals in a single Test innings, joining the ranks of Wasim Bari, Bob Taylor, Ian Smith, and Ridley Jacobs.

Da Silva’s outstanding performance behind the stumps played a crucial role in helping West Indies restrict South Africa to just 116 runs in the second innings, which set up a target of 247 runs for the visitors to win the first Test match.

The match saw an outstanding performance from Aiden Markram, who scored a century and helped South Africa put 342 runs on the board in the first innings.

South African bowlers then tumbled the visitors for 212 runs, before Kemar Roach’s five-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 116 in their second innings.

South Africa clinched a thrilling victory over the West Indies by 87 runs in the first Test match at Centurion, thanks to the fiery display of fast bowling from Kagiso Rabada on a pace-friendly pitch.

The match witnessed both teams’ batting line-up collapsing on the third day, with Rabada leading the charge in the final innings, taking 6-50 to restrict the West Indians to a paltry 159 while chasing a victory target of 247.

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