ENG vs IND: The much anticipated rescheduled the fifth Test between England and India kick-started on Friday (1st July) at Edgbaston. English skipper Ben Stokes won the toss and put visitors to bat first. The Indian team after tumbling in the first session ended Day 1 on a dominating note.
The Day 1 of the final Test between England and India belonged to the Jasprit Bumrah-led side. One of the main reason behind that was keeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who yet again stood tall for his side in difficult circumstances and bailed them out of trouble to put his side in a comfortable position at the end of the day.
India was in a spot of bother and found themselves tumbling at 95/5. It was then when Rishabh Pant counter-attacked the English bowlers and took them to the cleaners to pave his way through his fifth Test century.
The keeper-batter scored 146 runs in just 111 balls also stitched 222 runs for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja (83*) to help India end Day 1 with the score of 338/7. Pant smashed his century in 89 balls which is the fastest by the Indian wicketkeeper batsmen in the longest format of the game.
He hit many impressive shots during his 146-run, including the reverse scoop to James Anderson. But one shot which stood out the most was his one handed six against Jack Leach. The southpaw came down charging the wicket and tonked the off-spinner for a massive 101 meter six over long-on region.
Here’s the video:
Pant’s one-handed 101 meter six made many go bonkers. Many fans and pundits lavished rich praise on the keeper-batter for his heroics. Twitter exploded in joy after 24-year-old’s six.
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