The Third Test between India and England, on the first day of the Nottingham Test, India team learned lesson from their previous mistakes as they showed good batting display. In this match, Rishabh Pant was also included in the place of Dinesh Karthik. The Indian fans were unhappy when skipper Virat Kohli’s got out on 97 runs just 3 runs short of his 23rd century. But young dynamic batsman gave fans another chance to cheer up.
The fact is that, when Rishabh Pant came out to bat first, he was facing leg-spinner Adil Rashid. He defended the first ball easily but after that, even Rashid was surprised what happened. But on the second ball of the wicketkeeper-batsman on his Test debut against England, Pant came dancing down the track and struck the ball for a six off Adil Rashid’s bowling.
He got his Test cap in the morning and now becomes the first Indian batsman to open his account with a six!
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2018
Pant, who scored a six of second ball, means started his Test career with a six. Rishabh Pant is the 12th player of the world and the first player of India to make his first run by hitting sixes in Test history. First time it was done by Eric Freeman of Australia.
List of Batsmen’s whose first scoring shot in Tests is a six:
|Player||OPP||Bowler||Ball in Career|
|Eric Freeman (AUS)||IND||Erapalli Prasanna||2|
|Carlisle Best (WI)||ENG||Ian Botham||3|
|Keith Dabengwa (ZIM)||NZ||Daniel Vettori||16|
|Dale Richards (WI)||BAN||Mashrafe Mortaza||4|
|Shafiul Islam (BAN)||IND||Amit Mishra||7|
|Jahurul Islam (BAN)||ENG||Graeme Swann||12|
|Al-Amin Hossain (BAN)||SL||Rangana Hearth||4|
|Mark Craig (NZ)||WI||Sulieman Benn||1|
|Dhananjaya De Silva (SL)||AUS||Steven O Keefee||5|
|Kamrul Islam Rabbi (BAN)||ENG||Moeen Ali||20|
|Sunil Ambris (WI)||NZ||Trent Boult||4|
|Rishabh Pant||ENG||Adil Rashid||2|
After losing the first two Tests, India made three changes to their playing eleven by bringing in Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant. Murali Vijay, Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik were left out.
India ended Day 1 of the third Test at 307/6. Hardik Pandya fell to James Anderson off the last ball of the day for 18 runs. Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten on 22 runs.