Delhi’s Rishabh Pant Breaks Ranji’s Fastest Century Record, But Was It Enough To Save His Team?

4:29 pm 8 Nov, 2016


Cricketer Rishabh Pant from Delhi has scored the fastest century in Ranji Trophy history when he achieved his 100 runs in just 48 balls.

 

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Delhi teenager Rishabh Pant (left). Twitter

Playing in the second innings for Delhi, Pant on November 8, hit a rapid-fire 100 against Jharkhand to take his team to a good position in the game.

Though Pant fell for 135 from 67 balls, his fast knock had big ramifications for the Delhi team as they were struggling against Jharkhand, who had put them on follow on.

 


Delhi had started their second innings 159 runs behind Jharkhand, but thanks to Pant’s quick-fire 135, they were able to come from behind and draw the match at the end of Day 4.

 


In the first innings of the game,  Pant had scored 117 runs from 106 balls and had also scored the third-fastest century in Ranji history by getting his century in 82 balls.

 

The previous record for the fastest ton was held by Madhya Pradesh’s Naman Ojha, who in 2015 had scored a century in 69 balls.

This season alone Pant has scored more than 700 runs in just six innings of cricket. His presence has thus made a huge impact for his team.

 


Though he is just 19 years old, Pant already has broken many records under his name.

In October this year, Pant also became only the second wicket-keeper batsman in the world to score a triple-century in first-class cricket. Delhi was playing against the Maharashtra team when Pant scored 308 runs from 326 balls at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.

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