Indian wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant enthralled the crowd with his stupendous counter-attacking innings against England on the Day 1 of the fifth Test at Edgbaston. The Southpaw smashed 20 fours and 4 sixes on his way to hit 146 off 111 balls. Pant lit up the stadium with his impressive shots and gave the crowd worth of every penny they spent to watch the match.
During the innings, there were many innovative shots that Pant played. However, there was one particular moment in his innings that people loved the most. While dancing down the track and hitting Leach straight over his head for a boundary, the wicketkeeper batter lost his balance and fell while playing the shot. But such was Pant’s timing that the ball still managed to reach the boundary for four.
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Pant along with Jadeja added 222 runs for the seventh wicket and took India to safety after they were reeling at 98/5. Pant brought up his 5th hundred of his career, while Jadeja played second fiddle and rotated the strike to reach his 18th fifty of his career. He’s currently not out on 83 and will be eyeing his career’s third Test hundred on Day 2.
Earlier in the day, England won the toss and put India in to bat considering the fact that the England team has been chasing well since the last three Test matches. The decision was further vindicated by English bowlers as they removed the Indian batter one after the other. James Anderson and Matty Potts made full use of favourable bowling conditions with dark clouds hovering over the Edgbaston stadium.
Anderson picked up 3 wickets while Potts picked up 2 before Jadeja and Pant decided to launch a counter-attack on the English bowlers.
The Indian team will be looking to set up a good first innings total for the in-form batting lineup of England who’ve apparently introduced a new brand of Test cricket to the world.