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IND vs SA Live: Brisbane, Ahmedabad & Cape Town, Rishabh Pant plays 3rd great knock in just 12 months, scores brilliant century against SA

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IND vs SA Live: Rishabh Pant century – 3rd great knock- Rishabh Pant was the lone warrior for India on Thursday as the wicket-keeper scored a sensational century on Day 3 of the IND vs SA 3rd Test at Cape Town. Pant was the last man standing at 100 not out, as the visitors were bowled out for 198, setting the Proteas a 212-run target in the series decider. The 24-year-old has made it a habit of playing clutch innings when India need them the most, with his century being the third such instance in the last 12 months. Follow Insidesport.in for all IND vs SA LIVE Updates. 

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IND vs SA Live: Brisbane, Ahmedabad & Cape Town, Rishabh Pant plays 3rd great knock in just 12 months, scores brilliant century against SA

IND vs SA 3rd Test, Cape Town – Coming into bat at 58/4, Rishabh Pant played a counter-attacking innings, building a strong partnership with captain Virat Kohli on Day 3. After a string of failures, pant gave himself time and got in playing risk-free shots heading into lunch.

The introduction of Keshav Maharaj post Lunch saw Rishabh Pant unleash his range of shots. The 24-year-old hit the South African bowlers all across the park to get to his century and remained unbeaten before running out of partners.

Pant scored a little more than 50% of the runs India put on in the 2nd innings, and no other batter in the XI had scored more than 30, with Virat Kohli’s 29 being the second-best effort. He is also the only Indian to score a hundred when the team was bowled out for less than 200. Pant joins an elite list, becoming just the sixth player to do so, and the first since Kumar Sangakkara back in 2006.

IND vs SA Live: Brisbane, Ahmedabad & Cape Town, Rishabh Pant plays 3rd great knock in just 12 months, scores brilliant century against SA

IND vs ENG, 4th Test Ahmedabad: Rishabh Pant walked into bat at the Narendra Modi stadium with India struggling at 80/4 after captain Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane all failed to get going. Pant was at his attacking best, first stitching a little partnership with Rohit Sharma, before joining hands with Washington Sundar in a 113-run seventh-wicket partnership.

Pant was particularly severe on James Anderson, even hitting a reverse sweep off him, just in the third over of the second new ball. The wicketkeeper reached his 3rd test century in style, helping India go past 300. The hosts eventually sealed an innings win, with Pant being awarded the player of the match for his efforts.

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IND vs SA Live: Brisbane, Ahmedabad & Cape Town, Rishabh Pant plays 3rd great knock in just 12 months, scores brilliant century against SA

IND vs AUS 4th Test, Brisbane: No team had won at the Gabba in 32 years when a depleted team India faced the Australians last year. Chasing 328 to win on the final day, Rishabh Pant walked into bat at 167/3, with India needing 161 to win. The wicket-keeper who had scored a fine 97 at Syndey in the previous game, played himself in before taking the attack against Nathan Lyon and began growing in confidence despite the loss of Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal at the other end.

He got to his 50 having played over 100 deliveries and then combined with Washington Sundar to deal Australia the telling blow. Pant kept his composure as Sundar and Shardul Thakur departed and hit the winning runs to help India clinch a famous win at the Gabba, and clinch the Border Gavaskar trophy 2-1.

IND vs SA Live: Brisbane, Ahmedabad & Cape Town, Rishabh Pant plays 3rd great knock in just 12 months, scores brilliant century against SA

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