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‘Making wicketkeeping great again’: Wriddhiman Saha earns plaudits for pink ball show

Wriddhiman Saha emerged as one of the stars of the opening day of the first Day/Night Test on Indian soil, also reaching 100 Test dismissals as wicketkeeper.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 23, 2019 8:35:03 am
India’s Wriddhiman Saha leaps to take a catch to dismiss Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah on Day 1 of the 2nd Test in Kolkata on Friday (Screengrab)

Wriddhiman Saha emerged as one of the stars of the opening day of the first Day/Night Test on Indian soil, also reaching 100 Test dismissals as wicketkeeper.

He took two catches on Friday – the one to get Mahmudullah out arguably being the best catch of the day – but how he negotiated the swerving pink ball in the twilight hours was also admirable.

“The most challenging part will be the twilight period. In the twilight period, the ball will be old and if the background is not clear enough then not only will it be a challenge for the batsman but also for the keeper and slips,” Saha had told media on eve of the match.

Saha is only the fifth Indian wicketkeeper to have reached the landmark of 100 Test dismissals. MS Dhoni, Syed Kirmani, Kiran More and Nayan Mongia are the other four to have reached this mark.

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