18 Jul 2022

"A better love story than Twilight": Virender Sehwag's Tweet on Rishabh Pant's Century in Decider vs England

Wicketkeeper-palter Rishabh Pant was at his best in the third and final ODI against England as he went on to play an unbeaten knock of 125 off just 113 balls with the help of 16 fours and 2 sixes. His maiden ODI century helped Team India chase down 260 with five wickets in hand and 47 balls to spare. This innings was all the more special when he came into bat as India struggled at 21/2 with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma back in the hut.

It is important to note that Pant has a knack for bringing out his best in the last match of a series and all his centuries in the longest format have come in the last match of the series. He also played an unbeaten knock of 89 in the famous Gabba Test to help India win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 in 2020-21.

Talking about the third ODI against England, India were 72/4 for 260 and that's when Pant and Hardik Pandya put together a 133-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Hardik lost his wicket after scoring 71 but Pant remained unbeaten on 125. His innings also included five consecutive boundaries in David Willey's 42nd over.

Pant will next be seen in action in the upcoming five-match T20I series against West Indies starting on July 29.

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