Rishabh Pant slams fastest Test fifty by an Indian, breaks Kapil Devs 40-year-old record

Bengaluru, March 13: Star India batsman Rishabh Pant on Sunday (March 13) broke Kapil Dev’s forty-year-old record and became the fastest to hit a fifty for India in Test cricket.

Playing against Sri Lanka on day two of the second Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Pant once again displayed his explosive batting and completed his half-century in just 28 games. In the 42nd over of Team India’s second innings, the 24-year-old batsman took a single against Sri Lanka spinner Praveen Jayawickrama to get to his ninth Test half-century.

The left-handed batter hit seven boundaries and a couple of sixes en route to his record-breaking half-century as he surpassed legendary India all-rounder Kapil Dev’s record of 30-ball fifty which came against arch-rivals Pakistan in 1982 at Karachi.

Pant’s 28-ball 50 also became the second-fastest to slam a fifty in the red-ball format in India. Pant, however, couldn’t extend his innings longer as he was caught and bowled by Jayawickrama two balls later.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi owns the record of the quickest half-century in Tests in India which came off just 26 deliveries at the very same venue (Bengaluru) in 2005.

Former Pakistan captain and legendary batsman Misbah Ul Haq is the fastest batsman to complete a half-century in Test cricket when he notched up his fifty off just 24 balls against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014.

Fastest Test Fifty from Indians:

28 Rishabh Pant vs SL Bengaluru 2022

30 Kapil Dev vs Pakistan Karachi 1982

31 Shardul Thakur vs England Oval 2021

32 Virender Sehwag vs England Chennai 2008

Fastest recorded 50s in India in Tests:

26 Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) vs India Bengaluru 2005

28 Ian Botham (England) vs India 1981

28 Rishabh Pant (India) vs SL Bengaluru 2022

31 Arjuna Ranatunga (SL) vs India 1986

Jasprit Bumrah elated after contributing to team’s success with a home five-wicket haul

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Day 2 Highlights: Pant, Iyer headline second day as hosts set Lanka huge target

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2: Pant’s fifty helps hosts reach 199/5 at dinner, stretch overall lead to 342

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Day 1 Highlights: Shreyas Iyer, bowlers keep hosts ahead in Pink Ball Test

India vs Sri Lanka, Pink Ball Test: Shreyas Iyer guides hosts to 252 with scintillating 92

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: M Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report, Weather, Test Stats & Records

Delhi Capitals (DC) IPL 2022 Full Schedule & Time Table: Match List, Dates, Timings, Venues

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin star as India beat SL by an innings and 222 runs

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Lanka were 108/4 in reply to hosts’ 574/8d at stumps on Day 2

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Pant, Vihari shine as hosts amass 357/6

Full list of BCCI’s contracted players for 2022; Hardik Pandya biggest loser, Pujara-Rahane downgraded

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Preview: Rohit Sharma captaincy era in Test begins in Virat Kohli’s 100th Test

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button