Rishabh Pant Stumping today : India’s swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has surely reiterated himself as one of the biggest match-winners for his team in the longest format of the game since the last few games. Pant first played a fabulous knock of 97 runs on the fifth day of the Sydney Test against Australia to help India pull off an incredible draw and then went on to play another historic and sensational unbeaten innings of 89 runs to help India breach Australia’s fortress, The Gabba during a record run-chase. The Delhi left-hander has also been in a remarkable form with the bat in the ongoing home Test series against England scoring two brilliant fifties in as many Test matches.
Apart from his excellence with the bat, there have been lot of talks doing the rounds regarding Pant’s poor wicket-keeping skills. However, the youngster has been working a lot on his keeping skills especially on the Indian wickets and that has reflected in the ongoing second India vs England Test match. On the Day 4 morning, Pant displayed some excellent glove work to inflict the stumping of England batsman Daniel Lawrence off Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling. The Indian wicket-keeper also took two phenomenal catches behind the stumps in the first innings of the second Test match.
England lost a total of four wickets in the opening session on Day 4 of the second Test match against India with the likes of Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope and Ben Foakes failing to show some kind of fight. On a turning wicket, India first posted an imposing total of 329 runs in the first innings due to Rohit Sharma’s stunning innings of 161 runs and fifties from Rahane and Pant. England were bowled out for just 134 runs in the first innings and then India posted a mammoth target of 482 runs courtesy Ashwin’s excellent hundred. India are now just two wickets away from sealing a big win in the second Test and levelling the series 1-1.
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