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Ashes: Alex Carey Surpasses Rishabh Pant, Others To Set New Test Record On Debut

Ashes: Alex Carey turns into first wicketkeeper to take Eight catches on Test debut© AFP

It was a memorable Test debut for Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey as he achieved an enormous milestone within the first Ashes Test in opposition to England on the Gabba in Brisbane. Carey on Saturday turned the primary wicketkeeper to take Eight catches (each innings mixed) on Test debut, surpassing Rishabh Pant and 5 others, who had taken 7 catches every on their respective Test debuts. The 30-year-old achieved the milestone within the opening session on Day Four when Chris Woakes edged Cameron Green’s supply.

Most catches by a wicketkeeper on Test debut:

Alex Carey (8)

Chris Read (7)

Brian Taber (7)

Chamara Dunusinghe (7)

Rishabh Pant (7)

Peter Nevill (7)

Alan Knott (7)

Interestingly, South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock had taken 9 catches in opposition to Sri Lanka at Galle however it was not on his Test debut.

De Kock had made his Test debut in opposition to Australia in Port Elizabeth however did not maintain wickets in that match with AB de Villiers taking the gloves.

Apart from Carey, Australia spinner Nathan Lyon additionally achieved a large feat on Saturday. After dismissing Dawid Malan on Day 4, Lyon registered his 400th Test wicket.

Lyon bowled 33 wicketless overs within the first Ashes Test, and needed to wait for nearly a 12 months since his 399th Test scalp to hitch the elite listing of Australian bowlers with 400 or extra Test wickets.


Shane Warne (708) and Glenn McGrath (563) are the opposite Australian bowlers who’ve taken 400 or extra Test wickets.

The 34-year-old took 4 wickets as Australia bowled out England for 297 runs within the second innings. Chasing a goal of 20, Australia received the sport by 9 wickets after Ollie Robinson had dismissed Carey, who had opened the innings instead of David Warner, together with Marcus Harris.

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