Rishabh Pant scored his third Test ton on day 2 of the fourth Test and in the process played some outrageous shots after the new ball was taken. He came into the wicket after the fall of India’s fourth wicket. H came into the wicket with India resuming on 80 for 4 in the second session and taking the score to 259. The loss of three quick wickets in the first session had put India on the backfoot.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant played watchfully throughout the second session forming key partnerships with Rohit Sharma first of 41 runs and next with Ravichandran Ashwin of 25 runs. Both Rohit and Ashwin fell in the second session with Pant going good.
He was then joined by Washington Sundar as the duo added a 113-run stand for the seventh wicket and in the process extended India’s lead to over 50. The English bowlers were tired as they had no answer to the partnership which was forming so well.
Rishabh Pant’s Reverse Sweep Leaves James Anderson in Disbelief
After the 80th over, England skipper Joe Root took the new ball and brought back James Anderson into the attack in search of some reverse swing.
Opposite to what he thought, Pant took him on and played two of the most extravagant shots in the same over. He first stepped out and hit him over mid-off for a boundary. In the very next ball, Pant reverse-swept the legendary pacer to the latter’s disbelief.
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Even the great James Anderson was perplexed and surprised like all his England teammates after Pant pulled off the shot. The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was ultimately dismissed for 101 Anderson just after he got to the three-figure mark.
India finally ended day 2 on 294/7 scoring close to 150 runs in the last session of play thanks to Pant’s counter-attacking knock once the new-ball was taken. India lead by 89 runs at stumps with Washington Sundar unbeaten on 60 and given company by Aar Patel on 11.