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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 Test in opposition to England in Birmingham.
The quickfire ton from Rishabh turned the quickest by an Indian wicketkeeper in Test cricket.

The 24-year-old broke MS Dhoni’s file of a 93-ball century that the previous India captain smashed in opposition to Pakistan again in 2006.
India had been in all kinds 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 (71 for 4) and Shreyas Iyer (15) within the twenty eighth over (India had been 98 for five at that stage) because the workforce’s downslide continued.
Rishabh then performed a counter-attacking knock, taking over the England pacers. The teen particularly went after England spinner Jack Leach, smacking him to all corners of the park.

An enormous 222-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja for the sixth wicket steadied the Indian innings as Rishabh raised his fifth Test ton within the the 58th over with a fast couple of runs.
Rishabh ultimately bought out for 146 to part-timer Joe Root within the within the 67th over, caught within the slip.
Rishabh now has the third quickest ton scored by an Indian exterior 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 turned the youngest wicketkeeper-batsman within the historical past of Test cricket to achieve the landmark of two,000 runs.



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