Rishabh Pant scored a brilliant ton to put India in a strong position at 338/7 at stumps on Day 1 here at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham on Friday after a point when they were tottering at 98 for 5. He also showed that he loves playing against England as he scored his third century against them and his second in their backyard.
The wicket-keeper batter made his Test debut against England. He got off the mark in the longest format of the game with a towering six at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2018. Pant went on to slam his maiden Test century against them at the Oval in London scoring 114 in the same series. His only Test ton on Indian soil has come against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in 2021.
This brilliant ton was Delhi lad's third ton against England and second in their backyard and fourth overseas which includes one each in Australia and South Africa.
Pant, along with Jadeja, took India's total beyond the 300-run mark. The swashbuckling left-handed batter was finally dismissed for 146 off 111 balls smashing 19 boundaries and four sixes. He, along with Jadeja, took the Indian team from 98/5 to 320/6 after being caught in the first slip by Zak Crawley off Joe Root's bowling.