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Rishabh Pant turns into youngest wicketkeeper-batter to attain THIS feat

Workforce India’s Rishabh Pant is now the youngest wicketkeeper-batter within the historical past of Check cricket to achieve the landmark of two,000 runs. Pant, 24, reached this landmark throughout the fifth and remaining Check towards England at Edgbaston on Friday. A 4 by the mid-wicket space within the 51st over bowled by pacer Matty Potts helped the star Indian keeper-batter attain the landmark.

Notably, Pant went on to smash 89-ball century within the ongoing fifth Check towards England. With this century, the southpaw not simply rescued Workforce India after a top-order collapse but additionally grew to become the primary Indian wicket-keeper batsman to attain two tons on English soil.

Pant additionally broke the report for the quickest century by an Indian wicket-keeper batsman in England. He now holds the report for the third-fastest century by an Indian outdoors Asia. 

Quickest Check 100s for India outdoors Asia

  • 78 balls V Sehwag v WI Gros Islet 2006
  • 88 balls M Azharuddin v Eng Lord’s 1990
  • 89 balls R PANT v Eng Edgbaston 2022

Pant additionally grew to become the one Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to attain two abroad hundred in a calendar yr. Earlier, W Saha, MS Dhoni and Budhi Kunderan had achieved this feat. With this century Pant accomplished his fourth hundred abroad in simply 23 matches whereas all the opposite Indian wicket-keepers had scored 4 in 260 Assessments. 

Two Check 100s in a calendar yr by an Indian WK

  • Budhi Kunderan in 1964
  • MS Dhoni in 2009
  • W Saha in 2017
  • Rishabh Pant in 2022 *

Centuries by Indian keepers in abroad Assessments

  • 4 – Rishabh Pant (23 matches) 
  • 4 – All different mixed (260 matches)

Pant, together with Ravindra Jadeja, took India’s whole past the 300-run mark. The swashbuckling left-handed batter was lastly dismissed for 146 off 111 balls smashing 19 boundaries and 4 sixes. He, together with Jadeja, took the Indian workforce from 98/5 to 320/6 after being caught within the first slip by Zak Crawley off Joe Root’s bowling.

Pant-Jadeja placed on a report 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket which is India’s highest-ever partnership towards England surpassing the 204-run Pant-KL Rahul partnership on the Oval in London. On this match too, the southpaw scored a ton which was his first Check century scoring 114. Jadeja remained unbeaten at 83 on the finish of the day’s play with Mohammed Shami batting on the different finish. India have been in a robust place at 338/7 at stumps on Day 1.