The first Asian wicketkeeper to accomplish this feat while batting against India in England is Rishabh Pant.
At Old Trafford, India overcame England by five wickets as Rishabh Pant got his first ODI century.
With his game-winning performance against England in the most recent ODI, India’s Rishabh Pant has become the first Asian wicketkeeper-batter to make a century in both Tests and ODI on English soil. Rishabh Pant’s amazing 125* and his 133-run partnership with Hardik Pandya helped India chase down 260 and win the three-match series in the final ODI at Manchester. So England was dismissed for 259 thanks to superb spells from Hardik Pandya (4/24) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/60). Jos Buttler (60), Jason Roy (41) and Moeen Ali (34) all produced important contributions for the hosts.
India was chasing 260 when Reece Topley destroyed their top order, leaving them at 72/4. However, Pandya and Pant put together a match-winning stand of 133 runs to win it.
Thus, Pant has now joined the likes of Rahul Dravid and KL Rahul as wicketkeeper-batters who have scored a century in an ODI played outside of Asia.
The opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s bid to chase down 260 was off to a bad start when they were cheaply sent back to the pavilion.
Shikhar Dhawan was defeated by Reece Topley in the third over of the innings. When Topley pulled India’s skipper Rohit, who had scored 17 runs in only 17 deliveries, the team faced yet another loss.
After 10 overs, England had complete control of the game. Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant tried to keep the visitors’ momentum going and anchor the inning by pushing their team’s total over the 50-run mark in the 12th over of the innings.
Despite the pair’s aggressive performance, Craig Overton gave Men in Blue a severe setback by removing Suryakumar, who had amassed 16 runs in 28 deliveries.
The dismissal of Suryakumar called Hardik Pandya to the crease. After 20 overs, Pandya and Pant’s team had four wickets in hand and had surpassed the 100-run mark.
The two switched tactics and started to play an offensive game. Pandya, an all-rounder, took 43 balls to score his half-century in the match’s 30th over.
Thus, Pant too got a magnificent fifty in 71 balls. The two reduced their 110-run partnership stand in 106 balls.
After 34 overs, the equation shifted to India needing 77 runs off 96 balls to win. The two kept up their remarkable form and bond as they ran over Overton for 14 runs.
Before getting dismissed, Pandya smashed two straight fours against Brydon Carse in the 36th over of the innings.
After Pandya was dismissed, the team’s star all-arounder Ravindra Jadeja entered the batting order, breaking their 133-run partnership in 115 balls.
Together, Jadeja and Pant efficiently lightened the pressure on the squad. Pant reached his century total in 106 balls.
With 47 balls remaining and only 3 runs needed to win the match, Pant destroyed David Willey for 21 runs in the 42nd over.
Pant slammed Joe Root’s opening delivery for four runs, giving his team a five-wicket win and a 2-1 ODI series victory over England.
India had already elected to bat first, and England had a poor start. In the second over, inside the span of four balls, the bowler Mohammed Siraj sent Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow back to the pavilion. England was two runs behind at 12 runs. Shreyas Iyer caught Bairstow at mid-off while captain Rohit Sharma caught Root in the slips.
As a result, Ben Stokes was now standing at the crease. Roy and Stokes started to score English runs owing to some magnificent boundaries. The combination scored 50 runs in the game’s ninth over.
When the ball hit Roy’s bat’s top edge and landed in the hands of the wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, Roy was immediately dismissed for 41 off 31 balls by Hardik Pandya. At this point, England’s score was 66/3. At the completion of the first powerplay in 10 overs, England had 66/3 with Jos Buttler (0*) and Ben Stokes (24*) at the crease.
India bowled accurately over the next six overs, putting pressure on England without allowing up many runs. Ben Stokes was the next casualty in the 14th over, caught and bowled by Pandya for 27 from 29 deliveries.
All-arounder Moeen Ali came next. England was 74/4 and in need of a partnership. That is what Buttler and Ali actually managed to do. At the conclusion of 20 overs, England had 91/4 thanks to Buttler (14*) and Moeen Ali (5*).
With Moeen Ali being the more aggressive of the two, the pair started to make some huge shots after they reached 20 overs. So Buttler and Ali increased their 50-run partnership in the 23rd over. Ravindra Jadeja caught Ali for 34 off 44 balls in the 28th over as the extra bounce climbed off Ali’s bat face and fell into Pant’s palms. The 75-run stand between the two had been successfully finished.
Liam Livingstone was the next to enter. Buttler and Livingstone carried on their outstanding partnership when Ali departed the game. Buttler reached his 21st half-century in an ODI. Livingstone also disregarded four rules.
Jadeja caught Livingstone at a deep backward square leg, and Pandya got rid of him for 27 off 29. Buttler was dismissed for 60 runs off of 80 balls after just three more balls. England lagged behind by seven at 199.
David Willey and Craig Overton, who updated the scoreboard, were the next team for England. Willey-Overton scored 48 runs before losing to Chahal for 18 off 15 after being caught at long-off by Suryakumar Yadav.
Reece Topley was out for a duck and Overton was down for 32 after Chahal took two more wickets in the contest. England was bundled out for 259 dollars.
Pandya finished as India’s best bowler with a final total of 4/24. Chahal also took 3/60. Siraj had two wickets to Jadeja’s one.
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