Rishabh Pant, with 203 runs vs England in 5th Test, joins MS Dhoni in elite list
- India scored 245 runs in the second innings, setting a 378-run total for England
- Pant scored 146 runs off 111 balls in the first innings
- He made 57 in the second innings
Rishabh Pant followed up his century in the first innings vs England in the rescheduled fifth Test with a fifty. India were dismissed for 245 runs in the second innings, setting a mammoth 378-run target for Ben Stokes and co.
Pant, who keeps wickets and bats at No 6 for India, scored 146 runs off 111 balls in the first innings. The team was staring down the barrel at 98 for 5 before the 24-year-old scripted a remarkable turnaround in the company of Ravindra Jadeja, who made 104 off 194 deliveries. The two stitched a 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
Rishabh Pant then made 57 off 86 balls with the help of eight boundaries, powering India to 245 in the second innings. Cheteshwar Pujara top-scored for the visitors 66.
A brilliant show in both innings saw Pant join the likes of MS Dhoni and Farokh Engineer in an elite Test list of Indian wicketkeepers. He finished the Test with 203 runs, which is the third-highest for an Indian glovesman in a Test.
Stat: Most runs by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test
230 (192 & 38) Budhi Kunderan v Eng Chennai 1964
224 (224 & DNB) MS Dhoni v Aus Chennai 2013
203 (146 & 57) R Pant v Eng Edgbaston 2022
187 (121 & 66) Farokh Engineer v Eng Mumbai BS 1973
In the second innings, England captain Ben Stokes claimed excellent figures of 4/33, while there were two wickets apiece for Stuart Broad and Matty Potts.
Resuming the penultimate day at 125 for three, Pujara and Pant could add just 28 runs before the former was dismissed by Broad. The Indians made 416 all out in their first innings.
Brief scores: India: 416 and 245 all out in 81.5 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 66, Rishabh Pant 57; Ben Stokes 4/33, Stuart Broad 2/58, Matty Potts 2/50) England 1st innings: 284 all out in 61.3 overs.