Rishabh Pant hits a six to get to his maiden Test century: The southpaw broke the shackles to get to reach the milestone.
During the fifth day of the fifth Test of the ongoing Pataudi Trophy between England and India at The Oval, 20-year old Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England.
Pant was his usual self throughout the innings. Having not wasted much time before playing in his quintessential manner, Pant made sure that he takes on to the opposition bowlers in style.
Pant came in to bat at No. 7 in the 37th over when Hanuma Vihari was dismissed by Ben Stokes. In which was the fourth delivery that he faced, Pant scored a boundary to make his intentions clear.
With Lokesh Rahul belting the bowlers at the other end, Pant was nowhere behind as he too joined the party with the bat in his hand. When India went in to lunch, Pant was unbeaten on 12.
Post the lunch break, he and Rahul made sure that India didn’t lose any additional wicket. Other than that, the duo also amassed 131 runs at a healthy run rate. On the second delivery of the 61st over, Pant punched a Ben Stokes delivery towards the off-side to bring up his maiden Test half-century.
Pant eventually completed his century on the penultimate delivery of the 74th over. Just like he scored his first runs in Test cricket off a six, he completed his century in the same way after he slogged an Adil Rashid delivery towards the mid-wicket area. Having completed his half-century in 78 balls, Pant went from that point to the three-figure mark in 39 balls, giving no chance whatsoever to the opposition.
Known for his clean hitting of the cricket ball in the Indian domestic circuit, Pant put on display evidences as to why he has earned that reputation.
Watch the video where Pant celebrates his maiden hundred:
WATCH – Pant brings up his maiden hundred with a six https://t.co/mwycoyJXsh
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