We now move on to fielding.
Most dismissals (12 and above):
Boucher leads, with de Villiers and others catching up. Not many stumpings here. The most catches by a non-keeper is 25 by de Villiers, and the most by a “pure” fielder is 23 by Kallis followed by Dravid and McMillan.
Most innings dismissals (4 and above):
Several instances of 5 dismissals, including two in the same Test by WP Saha in this series. The most by a fielder is 4 by Hudson.
Most match dismissals (5 and above):
Saha has the best figures of 10 dismissals here, followed by Richardson and Boucher. The most catches by a fielder is 5 by Amla.
Saha’s 10 dismissals are among the best in all Tests:
Most dismissals in all Tests (10 and above):
Saha’s 10 is the best for India, surpassing 9 by Dhoni in his last Test at Melbourne in Dec 2014. Note that RW Taylor was the first to make 10 dismissals, which happened to be in a Test in India famous for Botham’s century plus 13 wickets as well as a total solar eclipse. Prior to that the record was 9 dismissals by Australia’s GRA Langley in 1956.
Best dismissal rates (minimum 20 innings, 0.500):
Boucher has the best rate here, with GC Smith having the best among pure fielders. The “hybrid” de Villiers has a better rate than him.
Overall all-round performances (see criteria below):
Here we have an unusual result with McMillan leading and Pollock in second place. Kallis does not seem to have done well as a bowler against India.
All-round match performances (Fifty-plus and fiver):
No Kallis here either, though the less distinguished Boje is there.