Indian wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is known for his aggressive approach in international cricket. The youngster has brought a new brand of counter attacking style in test cricket.
After his exploits in Australia and the home series against England, the expectations on Pant are high. India have lost wickets in chunk during the rain curtailed second day. After a solid start, India lost Rohit Sharma. The three key middle order batsmen Pujara, Kohli and Rahane faltered.
England were back in the game by the time rain stopped play. At the start of third day, rain started spoiling the game once again. However, Rishabh Pant tried to counter attack England’s pressure in the way only he knows best.
He started playing strokes to quickly increase the runs. Pant flashed hard at a wide out swinger which earned him a boundary in the 50th over vs Robinson. However, the southpaw did not stop there, he attacked Robinson once again.
The English bowler questioned him with an accurate bouncer. But Pant swiveled as the ball took the top edge and went for a six over the keeper. The 23-year old provided the impetus and gave quick runs to India.
Here is the six
Gone after a maximum 😰
Rishabh Pant hands a dolly to cover after hitting a top-edged six 😢
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Robinson Strikes Back
After smashing Robinson for two consecutive boundaries, Ollie Robinson had the last laugh as Pant walked straight into his trap. The pacer bowled a good length delivery which bounced a little extra.
Pant did not commit into the drive completely and half played the shot. Eventually the ball went into Bairstow’s hands who was placed at cover for the exact reason. Pant once again pulled a cameo but fans would be more happy if he had stayed at the crease for longer.
On the other hand, KL Rahul is continuing his impressive knock to make India reach England’s total before lunch. The third day is once again plagued with rain as the players were forced to walk off the field twice.
Also six overs were lost in the day’s play and England will be hoping for overcast conditions. Anderson and Robinson have look particularly dangerous throughout the innings so far.