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Sangakkara breaks ODI record by dismissals

Sangakkara latest record most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in ODIs matches

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara added another milestone to his storied career when he broke the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals against New Zealand in Wellington on 29-01-2015 Thursday.

The 37-year-old Sangakkara, who is expected to retire from international cricket after the World Cup, passed Adam Gilchrist as the most successful wicketkeeper with the dismissal of Corey Anderson in the seventh and final one-day.

Most dismissals in ODIs              Matches              Dismissals
Kumar  Sangakkara                         397                      474
Adam Gilchrist                                287                      472
MV Boucher                                    295                      424
MS Dhoni                                        253                      314
Moin Khan                                      219                       287


The former Sri Lanka captain took his career tally to 473 dismissals when he caught New Zealand all-rounder Anderson off the bowling of Shaminda Eranga.

Sangakkara, who has taken 377 catches and affected 96 stumpings in the 50-over format as a wicket-keeper.

Australia's former wicketkeeper Gilchrist achieved 472 dismissals in 287 one-day matches. Sangakkara equalled Gilchrist's mark in the sixth match in Dunedin on 25-01-2015 Sunday when he caught opening batsman Martin Guptill for 28 off Thisara Perera in the 14th over.

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