Rishabh Pant fires fastest century by an Indian wicketkeeper in Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored a scintillating 89-ball century in opposition to England on Day 1 of the rescheduled fifth Check in opposition to England in Birmingham.
The quickfire ton from Rishabh is now the quickest by an Indian wicketkeeper in Check cricket.

The 24-year-old broke MS Dhoni’s file of a 93-ball century that got here in opposition to Pakistan again in 2006.
India had been in all types of troubles and had been struggling at 64 for 3 in twenty third over within the morning session when Rishabh got here into bat in at No.5. India then misplaced Virat Kohli (11) within the twenty fifth over (India had been 71 for 4 at that stage) because the staff’s downslide continued.
Rishabh then performed a counter-attacking knock, taking over the England pacers. Pant particularly went after England spinner Jack Leach, smacking him to all corners of the park.

A 100-plus partnership with Ravindra Jadeja steadied the Indian innings as Rishabh raised his fifth Check ton within the the 58th over with a fast couple of runs.
Rishabh now has the third quickest ton scored by an Indian outdoors Asia after Virender Sehwag (79 balls vs West Indies in 2006) and Mohd. Azharuddin (88 balls vs England in 1990)
The 24-year-old, on Day 1, additionally grew to become the youngest wicketkeeper-batsman within the historical past of Check cricket to succeed in the landmark of two,000 runs.

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