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Kumar Sangakkara breaks Adam Gilchrist's world record for most ODI wicketkeeping dismissals

Kumar Sangakkara has broken Adam Gilchrist's world record in ODIs.

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, with 474 dismissals to his name, broke the record for the most number of dismissals by a wicketkeeper in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) during the 7th ODI against New Zealand today. Prior to the start of the match, Sangakkara was equal with Adam Gilchrist at 472 dismissals but has now gone past the Australian great.

The former Sri Lankan captain also went past Sanath Jayasuriya’s record for the most number of ODI runs by a Sri Lankan, overtaking the latter’s 13,364 runs.  

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka posted 287 for 6 from their 50 overs, largely thanks to Sangakkara’s magnificent innings of 113 off 105 deliveries. In reply, the Black Caps managed to muster only 253 before being all out, succumbing to a 34-run defeat in the process.

Despite the defeat, however, New Zealand won the 7-match ODI series 4-2 with one match having been abandoned due to rain. 

Here are the top 10 wicketkeepers with the most number of dismissals in ODIs:

Rank Player Matches Dismissals Catches Stumpings
1 Kumar Sangakkara 397 474 378 96
2 Adam Gilchrist 287 472 417 55
3 Mark Boucher 295 424 402 22
4 MS Dhoni 253 314 229 85
5 Moin Khan 219 287 214 73
6 Brendon McCullum 238 242 227 15
7 Ian Healy 168 233 194 39
8 Rashid Latif 166 220 182 38
9 Romesh Kaluwitharana 189 206 131 75
10 Jeff Dujon 169 204 183 21

*Stats updated up to January 29, 2015

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