Centurion at Centurion
In the last year, several players played their 100th tests
- Murali, Dravid, Langer, Pollock, Chanderpaul, Fleming, Kallis, etc. as far as I remember.
Mark Boucher joined the pack today
, when he took the field against Pakistan
at SuperSport Park, Centurion (which explains the title of this post!).
Boucher's been a bug-bear of sorts for most teams for the last half-a-decade or so now. As it is, South Africa normally have a handy lower order. Mark Boucher is the link between a fairly fragile top order and the dependable lower order. He's batted at #6 or #7 a lot of times and done a very good job. He's
definitely South Africa's best player of spin and has been a pain in the arse far too often!
He's been a pretty safe wicket-keeper too and has kept to some fairly high-class quicks (Donald, Pollock, Nel). Boucher (380) and Gilchrist (381) will now have a running battle to go past Ian Healy's mark of 395 wicket-keeping dismissals.
Labels: boucher, centurion, gilchrist, healy, keeper, south africa, wicket-keeper