The Indian wicketkeeper batsmen Rishabh Pant has set a unique batting record during the 3rd day’s play of the Third Test of the Border-Gavaskar series. He becomes the first visiting batsman to score over 25 runs in nine consecutive innings on Australia’s soil. He surpassed Viv Richards, Wally Hammond, and Rusi Surti, who scored more than 25 runs in eight consecutive innings. When India was at 142 for 4, he came to bat with the intention to play positively. During his batting, he was hit on his elbow by a bumper. Rishabh departs for 36 runs.
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He also crossed the 400 runs mark in Test in Australia. Pant’s average in Australia is over 58. He also smashed a century during India’s tour of Australia in 2019.
Why Rishabh Pant not keeping in 2nd Inning
During his batting, Pant has been hit on his left elbow while facing Josh Hazlewood. At this point, Pant was attended by the Indian’s physio and after a few minutes of treatment, he decided to carry on. After his dismissal, Pant has been taken for scans. According to ICC’s regulations for substitutes, the Indian team has been able to call upon Saha as a substitute wicket-keeper, however, it must be noted that Saha won’t be able to bat, even if Pant is diagnosed with a serious arm injury.
Rishabh Pant on radar
Rishabh scored 29 runs in the first inning of the 2nd Test and contribute a small part to India’s memorial win in the 2nd Test. However, he has been criticizing for his wicketkeeping also. He has dropped too many catches in the ongoing test. He is on the radar of Ricky Ponting who is also the coach of the Delhi Capital team. He said that the dropped catches should be taken by Rishabh Pant. He further added that Pant was lucky that Pucovski did not score a hundred after dropped by Rishabh.
India was bowled out for 244 runs. Shubman Gill and Chetaswar Pujara scored 50 runs each. Pat Cummins took four wickets to gave his side 94 runs lead over visitors in the 1st inning of the 3rd Test match. Mohammed Siraj gave India the first breakthrough as he dismissed Will Pucovski for 10 runs. After a few overs later, Ashwin strikes as Warner got out LBW on 13 runs. After that Marnus and Smith ensured that no more wickets fell on the day as Australia finished at 103 for the loss of two wickets. Steve Smith(29) and Marnus(47) were at the crease. (source)