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Updated on: Saturday, December 11, 2021, 01:35 PM IST

The Ashes: Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey creates record for taking most catches on Test debut

Alex Carey surpasses Rishabh Pant who had taken seven catches on his Tests debut
Alex Carey | Photo: AFP

Alex Carey | Photo: AFP

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Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey on Saturday created the record for taking most catches on Test debut.

Carey took a total of eight catches in the first Ashes Test against England here at the Gabba, Brisbane. As a result, he surpassed Rishabh Pant who had taken seven catches on his debut in the longest format.

Chris Read, Brian Taber, Chamara Dunusinghe, Peter Nevill and Alan Knott had also taken seven catches on their Test debut.

Nathan Lyon, skipper Pat Cummins, David Warner, and Travis Head were the standout performers as Australia defeated England by nine wickets in the first Ashes Test here at the Gabba, Brisbane on Saturday.

Chasing 20, Alex Carey (9) and Marcus Harris (9*) made light work of the chase and the hosts registered victory in just 5.1 overs.

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Published on: Saturday, December 11, 2021, 01:35 PM IST
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