Rishabh Pant receives enthusiastic applause as Brisk Fifty helps India extend lead in third test

Rishabh Pant showed great maturity when he came out at bat after India lost a few wickets to Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinka Rahane in the space of two overs on a crucial third day of Test 3 against South Africa Thursday. India started their second inning at 57/2 but was quickly reduced to 58/4 leading to just 71 at this point. Pant not only provided crucial support to Virat Kohli, but also played his punches while carefully walking the fine line of reckless and carefree cricket, as commentators noted. The elegant southpaw hitter raised his fifty in just 58 deliveries which included four stakes and one maximum. These included the first half-century of a 24-year-old cricketer against the Proteas.

Recognizing his ability to play on the big days, fans everywhere praised the Indian cricketer for his fifty bouts which helped India extend a 143 point lead with 6 spare wickets in the visitors’ chat at the end. of the first session.

Earlier, starting the day at 57/2 with a 70-point lead, India lost Cheteshwar Pujara (9) at the start before Rahane came out in the middle. Facing Kagiso Rabada, Rahane was trying to leave a single one, but the ball has just passed the glove and flies behind the stumps. Kyle Verreynne jumped up and went for the catch but missed. Dean Elgar, posted behind him, completed the catch after the rebound. The batter’s departure left India faltering at 58/4.

Fairly quickly, angry fans took to the microblogging Twitter site where they “bid farewell” to Rahane and Pujara’s testing careers, suggesting that Hanuma Vihare, Shreyas Iyer be added to the testing team.

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