hear the news
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored a brilliant century in the Edgbaston Test between India and England. On Friday (July 1), Pant got Team India out of trouble by completing a century off 89 balls on the first day of the match. India coach Rahul Dravid, who scored Pant’s century, looked very happy. He celebrated in such a way that cricket fans were stunned.
As soon as Pant completed his century, the always calm Dravid stood up and celebrated with both hands in the air. Dravid knows the importance of this innings of Pant. Stuck in trouble after losing five wickets for 98 runs, Team India needed a big innings. Pant stood on the trust of his captain Jasprit Bumrah and coach Rahul Dravid. He completed his third century against England in his career.
Dravid has seen a lot of changes after becoming the coach. As a player, he always kept his emotions under control. Now as a coach, he doesn’t do that. Dravid is seen celebrating every occasion with the team. This time also he did the same. When Pant scored a century, Dravid as well as players in the dressing room including Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Siraj and Virat Kohli stood and applauded.
Rishabh Pant, you beauty!
Is there a more exciting Test cricketer in the modern game?!
— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) July 1, 2022
Anderson-Potts wreaks havoc
England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and elected to bowl first. His decision proved to be correct. The English bowlers wreaked havoc. James Anderson first dismissed both Shubman Gill (17 runs) and then Cheteshwar Pujara (13) and sent both the openers of Team India to the pavilion.
It was Potts’ turn after Anderson. He gave India the third blow by dismissing Hanuma Vihari (20) lbw. After Hanuma, Potts hunted down Virat. Kohli wanted to release his ball, but it was delayed to take the bat up. The ball hit the bat and hit the wickets. Kohli had to return to the pavilion. After that Shreyas Iyer became the victim of Anderson by scoring 15 runs. Sam Billings took his catch.
India lead 2-1 in the series
This match will be part of the Test series held last year. In August-September of 2021, Team India was playing a five-Test series in England. Then the fifth match could not be held due to coronavirus. India was leading 2-1 for four Tests.