IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant hit 22 runs in one over of Jack Leach, hit a skyscraper six with one hand, Video


New Delhi. Rishabh Pant’s attacking century made India 338 for seven, recovering from the initial setbacks on the first day of the 5th Test against England. India’s score was at one time 98 for five, after which Pant and Ravindra Jadeja added 222 runs in 239 balls. Pant scored 146 runs in 111 balls with the help of 20 fours and four sixes while Jadeja is playing 83 runs in 163 balls. Due to rain, only 73 overs could be bowled on the first day.

Pant, who was recently criticized for his poor form in white ball cricket, once again played a memorable innings in Test cricket. He scored the fifth century of his Test career and the fourth overseas. He completed his century in just 89 balls which is the fastest Test century by an Indian wicketkeeper.

England captain Ben Stokes entrusted the task of curbing Pant’s bat to left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who failed miserably. Leach gave away 71 runs in nine overs. Pant hit two fours and two sixes in his last over. In this over, in his own style, he also hit a six with one hand. Joe Root finally sent Pant to the pavilion.

Anderson and Matthew Potts shook India’s top order
England had removed India’s five wickets for 98 runs. While James Anderson dominated the morning, Matthew Potts took the precious wicket of Virat Kohli (11) running in poor form, he also sent Hanuma Vihari (20) to the pavilion. Vihari was dismissed leg before by POTUS. In the next over, he sent Kohli to the pavilion. Shreyas Iyer, playing his first Test outside India, got off to an aggressive start by hitting Potts for three fours but was dismissed for 15 off 11 balls. Anderson bowled him a short ball and Sam Billings took his catch with one hand by putting a great dive.

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After this, Pant and Jadeja took the innings forward by playing boldly and carefully. Seeing their attitude, England captain Ben Stokes handed the ball to left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who was welcomed by Pant with two fours and a six. He completed his half-century by hitting Leach for a four in deep square leg.

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