Team India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant once again succumbed to nervous nineties in the first Test being played in Chennai against England. He scored a brilliant innings of 91 runs in 88 balls with the help of nine fours and five sixes. A century partnership of 119 between Pant and Pujara for the fifth wicket.
Actually, Pant tried to play a big shot but the base ball took more turn and the leach posted on the deep cover took the catch easily. With this, he could not make a century despite reaching 90 runs for the fourth time in his 17 Test match career.
Let me tell you that this was the fourth time when Rishabh Pant succumbed to nervous nineties. Pant was also a victim of nervous nineties in Australia earlier. He was dismissed for 97 in the second innings of the third Test. Nathan Lyon had him caught out by Pat Cummins.
In response to England’s 578 runs, India scored 257 for six in their first innings here on Sunday, the third day of the first Test cricket match. India are now 321 runs behind England. Washington Sundar 33 and Ravichandran Ashwin were playing for eight at stumps.