Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant scored a century in the second innings of the Cape Town Test match. This was his first Test century against South Africa team. At the same time, this was the fourth century of Rishabh Pant’s Test cricket career. Rishabh Pant went on the tour of South Africa for the first time and scored a century in his last innings of the three-match Test series on this tour. The most important thing was that he played this innings at the time of need of the team when the biggest legends of the team had surrendered in batting. At the same time, it also proved to be the best innings of his Test career against the South Africa team.
Rishabh Pant created history by scoring a century:
It was proving difficult for the Indian batsmen to face the South African bowlers in the first and second innings of the Cape Town Test, but Pant surprised everyone with his batting even in the odd conditions. On the difficult pitch of Cape Town, he scored 27 runs in the first innings with the help of 4 fours in 50 balls, but in the second innings, leaving behind all his previous mistakes and bad innings, he scored a century. Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in Test cricket on South African soil. Rishabh Pant completed his 100 runs in 133 balls with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes. At the same time, in this innings, he faced a total of 139 balls and returned unbeaten on 100 runs. Not only this, Rishabh Pant also became the first Asian wicketkeeper to score a century in Tests in South Africa.
Rishabh Pant becomes first Indian wicketkeeper to score centuries in South Africa, England and Australia.
Rishabh Pant became the first wicketkeeper to score a century for India in South Africa, England and Australia. No one had done such a feat before him. He scored 114 runs against England at The Oval in the year 2018 and after that in the year 2018-19, he played an unbeaten 159 against Australia in Sydney. After this, now in the year 2022, he did such an amazing job in South Africa and scored a century.
Indian wicketkeeper who scored a century outside Asia-
118 runs – Vijay Manjrekar v WI Kingston 1952/53
115* Runs – Ajay Ratra v WI St John’s 2002
104 runs – Wriddhiman Saha v WI Gros Islet 2016
114 runs – Rishabh Pant v Eng The Oval 2018
159* Run – Rishabh Pant v Aus Sydney 2018/19
100* Runs – Rishabh Pant v SA Cape Town 2021/22