Team India wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant scored his maiden Test century, as he thrashed the English bowlers all around the park en roué to his knock of 114 runs at the Oval.
It was an extraordinary display of batsmanship by the 21-year-old pocket-sized dynamite. The southpaw hit 15 fours and four sixes during a 204-run partnership with partner KL Rahul who also scored a magnificent 149.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Pant shared a picture of himself celebrating his century and said it was a great learning experience for him. He further added that he enjoyed batting with KL Rahul.
“It’s been a great learning experience for me especially the support which you get in this team gives you lots of confidence and courage to do things freely your way .loved every bit of this tour .staying strong and focused ?? and well played bro @rahulkl enjoyed batting with you,” Pant said.
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It’s been a great learning experience for me specially the support which you get in this team gives you lots of confidence and courage to do things freely your way .loved the every bit of this tour .staying strong and focused 👌👌 and well played bro @rahulkl enjoyed batting with you
Rishabh Pant smashed a sensational 114
Rishabh Pant started off with a superb one-handed six off Moeen Ali. He came out in the middle with India in huge trouble. The visitors lost the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari in quick succession, as they got reduced to 124/5.
From there on, it was an exclusive partnership of 204 runs between KL Rahul and Pant which brought India back into the game.
Pant, in particular, was severe on the spin duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. He also drove and cut to perfection and was quite severe on most of the English bowlers. After a great partnership, it was Adil Rashid who dismissed KL Rahul with a superb delivery which pitched way outside the leg stump and went onto takes the off stump.
Rishabh Pant also got dismissed in quick succession of the same bowler. Later, it was just a matter of time before England finished the proceedings and won the game by 118 runs.