Rishabh Pant creates history on Test debut at Trent Bridge

  • Rishabh Pant creates history on Test debut at Trent Bridge

Rishabh Pant creates history on Test debut at Trent Bridge

Bob explains why India enjoyed the better of the day - especially after being skittled at Lord's and Edgbaston - after being put in to bat. Pant became the 291st Indian Test cricketer and also achieved a rare feat by becoming the only Indian Test cricketer to hit a six for his first Test worldwide runs.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane gradually redeemed the disaster; slowly they added 159 runs in the fourth wicket. While Stuart Broad knocked over Rishabh Pant and R Ashwin, James Anderson got the last two wickets.

Virat Kohli's dismissal can be the key moment in the third Test. Rashid has quite a record against Indian captain, it was the sixth stance when English spinner had removed the 29-year-old captain in global cricket. The Indian captain's 18th Test 50 came from 74 balls hitting 6 fours. However, the visitors, led by skipper Virat Kohli again, showed great resilience as a batting unit despite failures that had been gnawed at their confidence.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad bowled a tad short and the ball didn't swing much in the first hour of play as India were well placed at 43-0.

- Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) August 18, 2018Sex and all is cool but have you ever hit a sixer as your first runs in Test Cricket.

Two overs later, KL Rahul not only goes but also wastes a review for India. One of the most talked about youngster in Indian cricket, Pant (22 batting) clipped Broad through vacant mid-wicket region to show why he is so highly rated. "We've got a huge opportunity in front of us, but ultimately - as we have so far - we've got to start well first morning, and then try to carry that forward", said Joe Root. After bowling an inswinger, Anderson bowled his traditional outswinger as Pandya pushed hard at the delivery. They were wary and watchful, mostly playing the ball under their eyes, yet they still rattled along at three and a half an over.

Twitterati came up with an impressive message for the future wicketkeeper-batsman of India. After drinks break though, things changed as Woakes bowled a fuller length and started troubling the batsmen immediately. Rahul was walking away until Pujara stopped him for a review. On Saturday, viewers witnessed shades of old Rahane and his returning back to his form will certainly bring a lot of relief inside the dressing room. Rahul opted for DRS, but that didn't work in his favour either.

After Chesteshwar Pujara's departure, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane handle the reins of India.