Pant (203) became the leading visiting wicket-keeper batsman in terms of most runs scored in a Test match in England. He broke the record of West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Clyde Walcott’s record of 182 runs in 1950.
Pant increased his match total by 30 runs in the evening of the third day (July 3), bringing his overall score to 176. This is the most runs in a single Test match for any Indian wicketkeeper outside of Asia. Pant scored 146 runs off 111 balls in the first innings, in a counter-punching assertive innings to drag India on top after being 98-5.
In only his 31st Test match, his first innings score was his fourth century away from home. At 24 years old, Pant will continue to develop as a batter and play a key role in India’s international success.