IND vs SL: Watch - Rishabh Pant Rides His Luck As Ball Hits The Stumps But The Bails Remain Intact
IND vs SL: Watch - Rishabh Pant Rides His Luck As Ball Hits The Stumps But The Bails Remain Intact

The Young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was lucky enough to survive in India’s second innings in the second Test match of the two-match series against the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team after the ball had hit the stumps but the bails remained intact.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Pant batted exceptionally well on a tough batting surface in both the innings for India and played aggressive and fearless knocks in the pink-ball Test match.

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IND vs SL: Watch – Rishabh Pant Rides His Luck As Ball Hits The Stumps But The Bails Remain Intact
Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant
Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant. (Photo: Twitter)

Meanwhile, an unusual incident took place on the 5th ball of the 42nd over of India’s second innings when Rishabh Pant was on the strike and Praveen Jayawickrama was bowling.

The spinner bowled a delivery that sharply turned from way outside off and there was no shot offered by the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and he moved away but the ball ricocheted off him and hit the stumps but luckily the bails remained intact.

Rishabh Pant-ICC World Test Championship
Rishabh Pant. Photo Credit: (BCCI)

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka had opted for a review on that delivery but the ball tracking showed that the ball was missing the off-stump and he was given not out.

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However, Rishabh Pant was unable to survive for very long as he was dismissed by Praveen Jayawickrama in the 42nd over. Pant was able to score 50 runs off 31 balls and his innings consisted of 7 fours and 2 amazing sixes.

IND vs SL: Rishabh Pant Scores India's Fastest Half Century In Test Cricket
IND vs SL: Rishabh Pant Scores India’s Fastest Half-Century In Test Cricket

Also, he has become the fastest Indian batsman to smash a half-century in the history of Test cricket as he smashed 50 runs off 28 deliveries. He broke 40 years old record of legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev who smashed a half-century off 30 balls against Pakistan in Karachi in 1982. Also, this was 2nd fastest fifty scored in Test cricket on Indian soil and Pant is just behind Shahid Afridi, who scored fifty off 26 balls. Also, Ian Botham has scored a half-century off 28 balls.

Fastest recorded 50s for India in Test cricket (balls faced):

28 Rishabh Pant vs SL Bengaluru 2022 *

30 Kapil Dev vs Pak Karachi 1982

31 Shardul Thakur vs Eng Oval 2021

32 V Sehwag vs Eng Chennai 2008

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