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SA v IND, 3rd Test: Pant becomes first Indian wicketkeeper-batter to score Test ton in South Africa – Cape Town News

Pant waged a lone battle on a pitch which was troublesome for batters to score his fourth Test hundred. To put his excessive-high quality century into context, no different Indian batter managed to get a score previous 30 in the second innings.

With his unbeaten 100 off 133 balls, Pant is now the one Indian wicketkeeper-batter to get Test lots of in England, Australia and now South Africa. Before his excessive-high quality knock, former captain MS Dhoni’s 90 at Centurion in 2010/11 tour was the best particular person score by an Indian wicketkeeper in South Africa.

Pant got here to the crease with India struggling at 58/4. He joined forces with Virat Kohli to put up a vital stand of 94 for the fifth wicket. Whenever the unfastened balls had been on provide, Pant ensured they had been despatched to the boundary rope. In a knock the place he blended management and aggression, Pant delivered below strain to take India’s lead previous 200.

Though batters fell round him, Pant hanged round whereas smashing six fours and 4 sixes and displayed persistence whereas taking the strike more often than not when he was batting with the tail-enders. He finally reached a effectively-deserved century with a pull by way of sq. leg off left-arm pacer Marco Jansen with each member of the Indian staff applauding from the dressing room.

Pant’s hundred wowed the cricketing world simply eight days after he confronted barrage of criticism for taking part in a reckless shot in the second innings of the Johannesburg Test. Such was the influence of his knock that even legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar mentioned on-air, ‘Even I’m standing to applaud the most effective ever knocks’.

India, now defending 212 in order to win the Cape Town Test and the collection, will probably be hoping that Pant’s sensible knock will not go in useless.

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