South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has become the first player to take 500 catches in Test cricket.

Boucher achieved the feat during the first Test against Australia in Cape Town on Wednesday.


His 500th dismissal was that of Australian opening batsman Phillip Hughes who was caught behind off fast bowler Vernon Philander, Sport24 reports.

Boucher, who made his debut in 1997, has played 140 Tests.