India vs Sri Lanka : Rishabh Pant breaks Kapil Dev’s record, scores a test half century in 28 balls

    Rishabh pant is successful in breaking Kapil Dev’s 40-year-old record. Indian batter Rishabh Pant became the star of the match after he made a big record scoring the fastest fifty by an Indian in Test cricket breaking Kapil Dev’s record. Rishabh Pant took just 28 balls to achieve the record. Pant’s innings helped India win the series against Sri Lanka in the Day-Night Test in Bangalore.

    Kapil Dev made this record against Pakistan in Karachi in the year 1982. After 40 long years, Rishabh Pant scored 50 runs in just 28 balls. However, he was dismissed soon on 50 off 31 balls.

    Pant also became the first player to score 30+ runs at a 150+ strike rate in each innings of the test match.

    1st innings: 39 off 26 (SR 150.00)
    2nd innings: 50 off 31 (SR SR 161.29)

    Fastest recorded 50s for India in Test cricket:

    28 Rishabh Pant vs SL Bengaluru 2022
    30 Kapil Dev vs Pak Karachi 1982
    31 Shardul Thakur vs Eng Oval 2021
    32 V Sehwag vs Eng Chennai 2008

    Fastest recorded 50s in India in Tests

    26 Shahid Afridi vs Ind Bengaluru 2005
    28 Ian Botham vs Ind 1981
    28 Rishabh Pant vs SL Bengaluru 2022
    31 A Ranatunga vs Ind 1986

    Team India finally won the two-match test series against Sri Lanka in Bangalore on 14th March 2022, With the win, India clean swept Sri Lanka at 2-0.

    Pant has been criticized for his work as a wicketkeeper and irrational batting approach. He admitted making “mistakes” in the past but stressed maintaining steady growth as a player.

    “I think both (batting and keeping), you need to keep evolving, I’ve made mistakes in the past and want to keep improving. It’s not in my mindset, the wicket was difficult to play, so I thought I will look for quick runs,” said Pant.

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