Rishabh Pants registers an unwanted record to his name
Rishabh Pant made an impressive debut for India after being included in the playing XI at the expense of Dinesh Karthik. But his outing in the fourth Test against England brought him an unwanted record after he fell prey to Moeen Ali on the second day in Southampton.
Pant collected a duck after facing 29 deliveries and made a record of receiving a joint-longest duck for India in Tests with Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan.
He came to bat after the controversial wicket of Ajinkya Rahane and struggled to find his feet throughout. He batted with caution but it couldn’t work out in his favour and he was forced to leave the crease after getting a leg-before-wicket by Moeen Ali.
The 20-year old had to walk back and he also equalled the record for the longest Test duck for the Indian cricket team. Irfan Pathan had received duck against Pakistan in 2014-15 and Raina had collected a duck against England in 2011.
Pant was Moeen Ali’s first victim of the second day before he took four more wickets to complete his five-fer.
It was Moeen Ali’s second five-wicket haul on the same venue against India. He then took the wickets of Hardik Pandya (4), Ravichandran Ashwin (1) and Shami (0) as India got bowled out for 273 runs at the Ageas Bowl.
Rishabh Pant had an impressive outing in his first game as he started off his innings with a six. He became the first ever Indian to do so. While keeping the wickets, Rishabh Pant grabbed seven catches which was the most by a debutant India wicketkeeper.
India registered a score of 273 runs on the second day of the fourth Test match with Cheteshwar Pujara scoring an unbeaten 172 runs to take India a thin lead over the hosts by 27 runs.