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Rishabh Pant breaks major records with the century against England in Tests

The stand-in Indian vice-captain has overtook Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record.

With the much-awaited 5th Test beginning today India’s wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant continued his exceptional run of form with the bat in Test cricket. Pant yet again clocked the three-digit mark, hitting 146 runs in just 111 balls, with 19 fours and 4 sixes. Pant’s innings has come as a major relief for India after they found themselves in big trouble having lost five wickets within the first 30 overs. The 24-year-old has put up a solid partnership with Ravindra Jadeja with the duo at the helm of building solid innings for the team.

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Pant smashes a plethora of records

Rishabh Pant breaks major records with the century against England in Tests
Pant in action in the Ist Inning.
  • With the century Rishabh Pant broke the record of fastest Test hundred record by an Indian wicketkeeper. The 24 year old only took 89 deliveries to reach the feat. The previous record was by M.S. Dhoni who scored hundred in 93 deliveries against Pakistan in 2006.
  • Pant hit the third fastest Test hundred hit by an Indian outside Asia. Tops this list is Virendra Sehwag who took 78 balls and then follows former India’s Skipper Mohammad Azharuddin who took 88 balls.
  • Today’s hundred is Pant’s 4th overseas century for which he took just 23 matches while all the other Indian wicket-keepers had scored four in 260 Tests.
  • Pant became the only Indian wicketkeeper-batter to score two hundreds in a calendar year. He also became the first Indian wicket-keeper batter to score two overseas centuries in a calendar year. Earlier, W Saha, MS Dhoni and Budhi Kunderan had achieved this feat.
  • Youngest Indian to hit 100 Test match sixes: Over the course of his knock, Pant smashed a massive six off left-arm spinner Jack Leach’s bowling. The maximum was Pant’s 100th six in international cricket. The stand-in Indian vice-captain has become the youngest Indian to reach the milestone. He overtook Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record. Alongside that, Pant is the second fastest to reach the milestone having taken 116 innings. Only star all-rounder Hardik Pandya (101) has needed lesser innings to complete the feat.
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