During the second day of the second Test of Sri Lanka’s ongoing tour of India in Bengaluru, India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s ninth Test fifty became a source of amazement to the bountiful fans who were present at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium and many others. watching from home.
Pant, who came out to bat at number five in the 34th over, was probably looking to practice for the upcoming 15th season of the Indian Premier League. Facing Sri Lanka spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, Pant hit a huge six-off deep mid-wicket off the crease with his first ball.
In the next over, Pant hit a four and a six off Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjay de Silva as the spectators went crazy watching such valiant shot-making.
The dismissal of former captain Virat Kohli (13) in the next over did not affect Pant, who reverse swing de Silva to another boundary in the 37th over. In the next two overs, Pant hit three more boundaries against the spinners.
Rishabh Pant fastest 50 runs in test cricket
As a result, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne brought pacer Suranga Lakmal back into the attack, only to see Pant run out through cover to hit the first ball for a cracking boundary.
It was in the 42nd over that Pant smashed another boundary through Jayawickrama’s covers to score a 28-ball fifty on Sunday evening. Pant, who hit seven fours and two sixes at a strike rate of 161.29, registered the fastest Test fifty by an Indian batsman.