IND-AUS: Pant creates history, breaks this big record of Dhoni, becomes No.1 wicket-keeper - CricketGalore

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IND-AUS: Pant creates history, breaks this big record of Dhoni, becomes No.1 wicket-keeper

On the third day of the Adelaide Test, due to rain, only 10.4 overs were played in the morning session, even then the Australian team got dismissed for 235 runs in reply to India's first innings score 250.

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After the late start due to a wet outfield, Australia continued from the overnight score of 191/7. While Bumrah gave India the first break by picking the wicket at the score 204 of Mitchell Starc for 15 runs.

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However, Travis Head added 31 important runs for the 9th wicket along with Lyon, but in the 99th over, Shami dismissed Travis Head for 72 and followed with the wicket of Hazlewood for duck 0 in successive balls, with this India took the handy lead of 15 runs.

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For India, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin were the star performers both picked 3 wickets each. Apart from them, Rishabh Pant had a great outing behind the wickets and created a big record to his name.

Rishabh Pant leaves MS Dhoni behind in this big record:


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Rishabh Pant playing in his maiden Test match in Australia is getting better as a wicketkeeper. He might have left some byes of Ashwin's bowling but he did have a great day with the gloves.

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Pant who took 3 catches on Day 2 of Khawaja, Handscomb and Paine, repeated the same on Day 3, first he caught Starc, then Head and Hazlewood to make a total of 6 catches in a test Innings.

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With this, the Young Rishabh Pant has left veteran wicket-keeper MS Dhoni behind in the case of most catches by an Indian in a Test innings in Australia.

Most catches by Indian keepers in a Test innings in Australia:

  1. 6 - Rishabh Pant (1st innings), Adelaide, 2018*
  2. 5 - MS Dhoni (1st innings), Perth, 2008

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