Rishabh Pant stormingly scored his fifth career century on the first day of the fifth Test against England at Edgbaston on Friday. Pant scored 146 runs from 111 balls at a strike rate of 131.53. In between, 20 boundaries and 4 sixes came from his bat.
During this innings, Pant heavily loaded on spinner Jack Leach and scored 59 runs in 32 balls against him. Pant also hit a 101m long six with one hand in the last ball of the 61st over of the innings by Leach.
The full ball came forward and hit a superb six-over long-on, during which Pant missed one hand, but he threw his power into the shot, so the ball fell 101 meters away. Significantly, Pant is famous for hitting six with one hand. Pant scored 20 runs in this over of Leach with the help of two fours and two sixes.
101 meter 😳😳😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/1Bp4sbDR8a
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Pant dominates Day 1 of Historic Test with a record-shattering display en route a classy 146 off just 111 balls for #TeamIndia 🔥
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India is 338 for 7 at the end of the first day of the rescheduled fifth Test against England. India, who lost the toss and were put in to bat, recovered through the combination of Rishabh and Ravindra Jadeja. Both of them crossed 300 from 5 for 98.
Chetveshar Pujara (17) and Shubman Gill (13) opened for India, who lost the toss and were sent to bat. When both succumbed to James Anderson, Hanuma Vihari and Virat Kohli took it forward till lunch. But after lunch, Hanuma Vihari (20) and Virat Kohli (11) were dismissed by Matthew Potts. After Shreyas Iyer (15) also got out, India suffered a collapse. James Anderson retook the wicket.