India’s Rishabh Pant now holds the file for many Take a look at runs by an Asian wicketkeeper-batsman on Australian soil. He overtook fellow former Indian keeper Syed Kirmani (471 runs) for the feat.
Pant achieved the file throughout the remaining day of the Sydney Take a look at.
The 23-year-old cricketer took the aggressive route as India are chasing a 407-run goal to take a 2-1 lead within the four-match Border-Gavaskar trophy. At Lunch, Pant remained unbeaten on 73 as India wanted one other 201 runs to win.
Enroute his innings, the wicketkeeper-batsman additionally turned the primary visiting participant in Australia to register scores above 25 in his first ten Take a look at innings.
Amongst all visiting keepers, Rishabh Pant is the third-highest scorer on Australian soil. He solely trails England’s Alan Knott (643 runs) and West Indies’ Jeff Dujon (587 runs).
Listed below are the top-five highest Take a look at run-scorers amongst wicketkeepers from Asia on Australian soil:
- Rishabh Pant (India) – 488* runs
- Syed Kirmani (India) – 471 runs
- MS Dhoni (India) – 311 runs
- Sarfaraz Ahmed (Pakistan) – 232 runs
- Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka) – 211 runs
The four-match sequence between India and Australia is at present stage at 1-1.