Indian wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant completed 4000 runs in international cricket during India’s first Test match against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday.
IND vs BAN Test Match: After Virat Kohli was out, Pant entered the fray. He carted left-arm spinner Taijul Islam for three fours and a six over wide long on to stay unbeaten at 29 off 26 balls and help India reach 85/3 after 26 overs at the halfway point.
The Cricketer has scored 987 runs in 66 T20Is at an average of 22.43, 865 runs in 30 ODIs at an average of 34.60, and 2152 runs in 32 Test matches at an average of more than 43.
Rishabh Pant Back to His Favorite Format completes 4000 runs.
Rishabh Pant is back in action for India in Test matches, where he has excelled the most, after missing the ODI series against Bangladesh.
Due to his dismal form, he has received criticism from all sides for his recent performances in the Asia Cup, T20 World Cup, and New Zealand. In fact, Pant has not reached a single half-century since his match-winning century against England at Trent Bridge.
The 25-year-old has struggled in white-ball cricket, but in Test matches, he has dominated, scoring hundreds in England, Australia, and South Africa over a four-year span. Pant made two outstanding century in 2018, one each in South Africa and England.
India Wins the Toss and Decides to Bat First
After winning the toss for Wednesday’s first Test against Bangladesh, India’s captain KL Rahul decided to bat. After three quick wickets, Bangladesh had the upper hand over India as players like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Shubman Gill were lost. Vice-captain Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant, however, have shown some comeback with a 37-run partnership.
Match updates Day 1: IND vs BAN 1st Test
On the first day of the first Test against Bangladesh, India reached 278 for six at stumps thanks to valiant half-centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer. Pujara (90) failed to reach a century, while Iyer (82), who was unbeaten, was still on track to do so. After taking some early hits, India stabilised the innings through to Rishabh Pant’s counterattacking 46 in 45 balls. The day’s final ball resulted in the dismissal of 13-year-old Axar Patel.
For Bangladesh, With three wickets for 81 runs, Taijul Islam (3/84) had the most significant impact. He was joined by Khaled Ahmed (1/26) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (2/71). After choosing to bat, India lost their interim captain KL Rahul (22), Shubman Gill (20), and Virat Kohli (1) in the morning session. India must win both games in the series to maintain its chances of making the World Test Championship final.