Rishabh Pant broke the record of MS Dhoni
Rishabh Pant broke the record held by former India captain MS Dhoni, which was 17 years long, with his scintillating innings in the ongoing 5th Test against England at Edgbaston. Pant, who completed his fifth century in the longest format in just 89 balls, hit the fastest Test century by an Indian wicketkeeper. MS Dhoni set the record with his 93-ball century against Pakistan at Faisalabad in 2005. Pant scored 146 runs in just 111 balls. His innings had 19 boundaries and four sixes.
His 89-ball century was also the fastest in Tests at Edgbaston, breaking Kevin Pietersen‘s record.
It was the 24-year-old’s second Test century in England and third overall, with one coming in Ahmedabad.
Pant now has four overseas Test hundreds.
Rishabh Pant also became the youngest wicketkeeper to cross the 2,000-run mark in Tests.
His flamboyant innings helped India reach 338/7 from 98/5 at stumps on the first day of the rescheduled 5th Test.
Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja shared a 222-run partnership, which is India’s highest sixth-wicket haul against England in Tests.
Pant dominated the partnership by scoring 133 runs out of 222 runs.
Jadeja played an unbeaten innings of 83 runs with the help of 10 fours.
James Anderson and Matthew Potts
James Anderson and Matthew Potts ran through the Indian top order after Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to field.
While Anderson dismissed Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer, Potts picked up the wickets of Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari.
India also lost Shardul Thakur to Ben Stokes after Pant was dismissed by Joe Root.
However, Jadeja and Mohammed Shami saw India end the game without loss of any wicket.