In the fifth Test against England, Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored a stunning century. He was playing at his very best. The left-handed wicket-keeper batsman drove the English bowlers into the dirt and helped the Indian team escape a crisis. In just 89 balls, he accomplished the feat, he smashed 15 boundaries and 1 six during his knock.
The 24-year-old surpassed MS Dhoni‘s 2006 mark of 93 balls for a century against Pakistan.
At 71/4, Pant entered the batting order when India was in terrible trouble and went on to make a spectacular century, setting off raucous celebrations at the stadium.
He broke multiple records by scoring a century, including the fastest test century at Edgbaston, the fastest test century by an Indian wicket keeper, and the second fastest test century for India in England.
At the age of 24, Pant became the youngest cricketer from India to hit 100 sixes in international matches. The captain of the Delhi Capitals hit a maximum off Jack Leach’s over to get his 100th six.
Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bat first for Team India, serving as Jasprit Bumrah‘s first captain. Before play was stopped by rain, James Anderson bowled two excellent new-ball spells that cost India its openers Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara.