This continues from https://abn397.wordpress.com/2021/09/25/kings-of-the-fourth-innings-chase-revised-sep-2021-pt-2/
Here we look at the best fielding performances in the fourth innings for the winning team.
Most dismissals: (15 and above):
Headed by Gilchrist, Haddin and Healy, who kept for Australia for most Tests between 1989 and 2015.
Current players include de Kock, the just-retired Watling, Bairstow, Paine and Pant.
India’s players are headed by Pant, followed by non-keeper Kohli, Dhoni and another non-keeper Dravid.
Most dismissals in an innings (5 and above):
Watling is the only one with 6 dismissals, followed by many with 5. Apart from GC Smith, no non-keeper has taken more than 4 catches. Healy appears here twice.
Of special note is KS More’s 5 stumpings. This is the world record for stumpings in an innings. 4 of these were off debutant Hirwani.
Most dismissals per innings (Minimum 15 innings):
Headed by de Kock, closely followed by Haddin.
The best by current players are by de Kock, Bairstow, Buttler and Stokes.
For India, the best are by Dravid and Kohli-both non-keepers. Indian keepers (apart from More) do not seem to have done well in winning matches in the fourth innings.