England all-rounder Ben Stokes set an England Test record
when he caught Anrich Nortje off the bowling of James Anderson on the third day
of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday.
It was his fifth catch of the innings, all held at second
In England’s previous 1019 Test matches, there had been 23
instances of four catches in an innings, most recently by England captain Joe
Root against Ireland at Lord’s last year.
Stokes equalled the world Test record of five catches, which
had been achieved 11 times previously, most recently by Steve Smith of
Australia in 2017-18, also at Newlands.
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