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Mark Boucher Biography

Mark Verdon Boucher is a South African cricketer who has represented Border, Africa XI, ICC World XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League, and South Africa. He holds the record for the most Test dismissals by awicket-keeper. Boucher was South Africa's first choice wicket keeper and i swidely regarded as one of the greatest wicket keepers South Africa has ever had. He holds the record for the most dismissals in Test Cricket. On 12 March 2006 he hit the winning runs for South Africa against Australia in what had been the Greatest One Day International ever played. In 20 September 2006, he made his maiden ODI century, hitting an unbeaten 147 against Zimbabwe from a mere 68 balls. He became the first wicket keeper in the history of test cricket to reach the milestone of 400 dismissals on 10 October 2007 in the second test of the Bank Alfalah Test Series against Pakistan. He had been a regular feature of the South African side since the 1997/1998 tour to Australia, until his retirement from international cricket in July 2012 after a serious eye injury against Somerset.