The young wicket-keeper from India Rishabh Pant, who made his debut in England created a unique feat only in his second Test at the Oval.
Meanwhile, India suffered a defeat to lose the series by 4-1, but Pant impressed everyone with his aggressive batting display. In order to do, he broke MS Dhoni‘s record to become the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a hundred in the fourth innings of a Test.
Previously, Dhoni (76*) held the record of highest runs scored in the fourth innings of a Test. Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul stitched a monumental partnership to almost create history for India. The wicket-keeper from Delhi hammered a knock of 114 runs from 146 balls including four sixes.
Pant got a chance to shine on the international arena in the largest format against England. The young wicket-keeper got rewarded for his consistent show in the domestic circuit.
Rishabh Pant received rave reviews for his performances with the bat as well as his keeping. The highlight of Pant’s sojourn in England was his maiden century in the fifth and the final Test at the Oval. However, it wasn’t enough as the visitors succumbed to a massive loss and also conceded the series 1-4.
Unfortunately, the record went unnoticed until the International Cricket Council (ICC) brought everybody’s attention to it. They took to Twitter to post the record achieved by Rishabh Pant.
“Did you know @RishabPant777 is the only Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in the fourth innings of a Test?” ICC posted.
— ICC (@ICC) September 15, 2018
Rishabh Pant, however, missed out from the Asia Cup 2018 squad starting from September 15.