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Joe Root bowls lethal bouncer to Rishabh Pant; almost injures batsman

Rishabh Pant smashed the fastest century by an Indian wicket-keeper taking just 89 deliveries to reach the triple-figures.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 2 July 2022 10:17 am

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Cricket pundits have rated Test cricket above every other format of the game and there is a genuine reason for that. The longest format of the game and the most traditional format not just bring the best out of cricketers but also extracts various emotions out of them.

The ongoing one-off Test between England and India has been an exciting affair between bat and ball. While the match started with England bowlers dominating the visitors as they dismissed the first five at the score of 98-runs, wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja turned the game on their head by stitching a much-needed partnership.

The duo added more than 200-runs together as India crossed the 300-run mark on Day 1. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant smashed the fastest century by an Indian wicket-keeper taking just 89 deliveries to reach triple-figures. Jadeja too joined the party by smashing a half-century. With both the batters are looking in sublime touch and have already put India in a commanding position, former England skipper Joe Root could not control his emotion by expressed it via a bouncer.

Joe Root came to roll his arm in the 63rd over of India’s first innings. While Pant defended the first couple of deliveries he faced, the batter then smashed Root for a boundary. Root had already conceded 6-runs and as he came to bowl the last delivery of the over, he could not control himself but bowled a short delivery which went head-high to Rishabh Pant. In response, Pant, who is in his best touch smashed Root for yet another boundary.

However, a few overs later, it was Joe Root who got the big wicket of Rishabh Pant when the wicketkeeper-batter was batting on 146-runs. India have ended Day 1 on 338/7 with Ravindra Jadeja still unbeaten on 83.

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