Australian cricket player Adam Gilchrist has broken the world record for test wicketkeeping dismissals.

His achievement came on the second day of the fourth cricket test against India in Adelaide.

The 36-year-old Gilchrist first caught Harbhajan Singh to equal the record of 413 dismissals held by South African Mark Boucher. Then he broke it by catching Anil Kumble.

Gilchrist's record achievement of 414 dismissals came in his 96th test match.

Kumble scored 87 runs as India took its first day total of 309-5 to a massive 526. Sachin Tendulkar was high scorer, adding 29 runs Friday to finish with 153.

In reply, Australia was 62 without loss when stumps were drawn Friday, with Matthew Hayden unbeaten on 36 and his opening partner Phil Jaques on 21.

Australia leads the four-match series, 2-1.  The two sides will also play a triangular series that includes Sri Lanka beginning February 3rd in Brisbane.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.