India’s wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant smashed Australians to all parts of the ground as he recorded a fine knock of 159 runs off 189 deliveries on Friday, breaking MS Dhoni’s record of highest score by an Indian-wicket keeper in an overseas test.
Pant stellar innings included 15 fours and one six, mixing caution with aggression and taking India’s first innings total past 600 on day two of the fourth test. Pant came in at the crease at the right time (228-4), where could play his shots freely and the left-hander did with ease.
The record was previously held by Mahendra Singh Dhoni who scored a brilliant 148 against Pakistan at Faisalabad in 2006.
India right now are sitting in a comfortable position in the match having scored 622-7 in the first innings. Australia are 24-0 at the end of first day’s play in the Sydney Test on Friday.