Rishabh Pant has turned up once again for Team India in the do-or-die match in the series. The left-hander’s counter-attacking knock after the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane has helped team India recover from that situation.
In between his brilliant Knock, an interesting incident took place on the last ball of the 50th over of the innings which was bowled by Marco Jansen. Where Pant played the shot straight back to bowler Jansen, who threw the ball back at the stumps where Pant was standing then Pant defends that one with a straight bat.
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Marco Jansen to Pant, no run, very full and on off, bunted back at Jansen who has a shy at the striker’s end and Pant defends that one too, with a straight bat! Whoa, that’s box office viewing.
Rishabh Pant’s 100 helped India post a target of 212 runs
Team India managed to score 198 runs in their second innings. The batting innings can be divided into two parts. Where a player like Rishabh Pant went on score 100 runs and the rest all 10 players combined scored 98 runs.
After the early wickets of Pujara and Rahane, Pant and Virat had a 94 runs partnership. Virat Kohli looked very determined. He scored 29 runs in 143 balls and his innings ended once again while chasing the ball which was near the fifth stump. The lower order and the tailenders couldn’t contribution more as Ashwin, Shardul, Umesh, Shami, and Jasprit combined scored 14 runs.
Rishabh Pant’s 100 off 139 balls includes 6 fours and 4 sixes. This is Pant’s fourth century in test cricket. Now he has a century in South Africa, Australia, and England as well. For South Africa, Marco Jansen led the bowling attack by picking up 4 wickets. Rabada and Lungi Ngidi scalped three wickets each. South Africa needs 212 runs to win the test match and the test series by 2-1.