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IND vs SA LIVE: Centurion Rishabh Pant brings ‘BRISBANE to NEWLANDS’, blinder by Indian wicket-keeper makes Sehwag say ‘biggest match winner around the world’

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IND vs SA LIVE: Rishabh Pant brings ‘BRISBANE to NEWLANDS’ – Rishabh Pant has made it a habit to pull off rescue acts and the Indian wicketkeeper did so again on Day 3 of the IND vs SA 3rd Test. With India down and out at 58/4, Pant joined hands with Virat Kohli to take the attack to the opposition and score a fine half-century. The innings is the 24-year-old’s first century against South Africa, and it comes at the right time. Follow Insidesport.in for all IND vs SA LIVE Updates. 

He completed a century off 133 balls that comprised 4 sixes and 6 boundaries.

IND vs SA LIVE: Centurion Rishabh Pant brings ‘BRISBANE to NEWLANDS’, blinder by Indian wicket-keeper makes Sehwag say ‘biggest match winner around the world’

Pant had played a match-winning knock at The Gabba, Brisbane in Australia and once again turned back the clock to lead India’s fight against Proteas in their backyard. He had slammed unbeaten 89 to thump Kangaroos. Can he lead Team India one of the greatest finishes in bid for maiden Test series win in SA soil? Follow LIVE updates as it unfolds

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Rishabh Pant’s effort is the best by an Asian wicket-keeper in South Africa, going past MS Dhoni’s best of 80 back in 2010.

Highest scores by a designated Asian wicket-keeper in SA

  • 93* R Pant Cape Town 2021/22
  • 90 MS Dhoni Centurion 2010/11
  • 89 K Sangakkara Centurion 2002/03
  • 70 Liton Das Bloemfontien 2017/18

Lowest all-out totals that include a century for India

  • 198 v SA Cape Town 2021/22 (R Pant 100*)
  • 208 v NZ Wellington 1998/99 (M Azharuddin 103*)
  • 215 v SA Port Elizabeth 1992/93 (Kapil Dev 129)
  • 219 v Eng Edgbaston 1996 (S Tendulkar 122)

IND vs SA LIVE: Centurion Rishabh Pant brings ‘BRISBANE to NEWLANDS’, blinder by Indian wicket-keeper makes Sehwag say ‘biggest match winner around the world’

With the series on the line, Rishabh Pant pulled out yet another masterclass to rescue India during the IND vs SA 3rd Test in Cape Town. Coming into bat at 58/4, Rishabh Pant launched a vicious counterattack to set a solid partnership with captain Virat Kohli to take India to lunch at 130/4. In their partnership of 72, Pant was dominant, scoring 51 injust 61 deliveries at a strike rate of 83.61.

IND vs SA LIVE: Centurion Rishabh Pant brings ‘BRISBANE to NEWLANDS’, blinder by Indian wicket-keeper makes Sehwag say ‘biggest match winner around the world’

In his career so far, Rishabh Pant has made many meaningful contributions when things looked down and out for Team India. Pant chipped in with a 97 at Syndey last year which helped India seal a draw, before taking the team over the line with an unbeaten 89 at the Gabba. He then followed it up with a counter-attacking 101 vs England at home, to put India in command.

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