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ENG vs IND 5th Test: Rishabh Pant Smashes 89-Ball Century To Rescue India From Dire Straits | Cricket News

ENG vs IND: Rishabh Pant celebrates his century at Edgbaston.© AFP

Rishabh Pant led India’s fightback by smashing his fifth Test century on Day 1 of the continued rescheduled fifth Test in opposition to England at Edgbaston. Pant scored a counter-attacking century off simply 89 balls as India managed to get well from a top-order collapse. The 24-year-old hit 15 boundaries and a six en route the 100-run mark. With India reeling at 98 for 5, Pant and Ravindra Jadeja stitched an unbeaten partnership for the sixth wicket and took India previous the 200-run mark.

This was the quickest century by an Indian wicketkeeper in Tests. It was additionally

Pant additionally crossed the two,000-run mark in Tests throughout his swashbuckling knock as he pissed off England bowlers.

This was Rishabh Pant’s second Test century in England, and his fourth one away from house.

He was finally dismissed for 146 off simply 111 deliveries by Joe Root.

Pant’s partnership of 222 runs with Ravindra Jadeja, who hit a half-century of his personal, got here at a vital juncture, with James Anderson and Matthew Potts sharing 5 wickets between them to go away India reeling at 98/5.

Anderson received openers Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara after which Shreyas Iyer, whereas Matthew Potts despatched Hanuma Vihari and Virat Kohli packing.

Earlier, England had opted to win the toss and opted to bowl.

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Jasprit Bumrah is captaining India within the match, with common skipper Rohit Sharma dominated out with COVID-19 and vice-captain KL Rahul out with damage.

Virat Kohli-led India had taken a 2-1 lead within the collection final 12 months earlier than the fifth Test was postponed resulting from a Covid outbreak within the guests’ camp.

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