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At Edgbaston, where batsmen like Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli flopped badly on the first day against England, on the same ground, Rishabh Pant saved India from the crisis by playing a scintillating century.
Who took India out of trouble in the 5th test match against England Rishabh Pant (Rishabh Pant) The English coach saluted. England assistant coach Paul Collingwood said about the Indian wicket-keeper batsman, who scored 146 runs while thrashing the bowlers, salutes Pant’s innings. India had lost their 5 wickets for 98 runs at one time. After this, Pant made 146 runs and shared 222 runs with Ravindra Jadeja to take India’s score to 338 for 7 on the first day. Collingwood said that the hosts are not scared and will return in the 5th Test.
English team will not be under pressure for long
Pant hit 19 fours and 4 sixes in his 111-ball innings. Collingwood said after the end of the first day’s play that I do not think we will be under pressure for long, but salute to Pant’s innings. When you play against world class players, there is world class performance. He said that we are not afraid to chase the target in the fourth innings. It is clear from our performance in the 3 matches against New Zealand that we are not afraid of the opposition. He said that we are not playing traditional Test cricket. We try to attack as much as possible and try to take wickets. We don’t want to let the run rate fall.
focus on bowler
Pant said that he had tried to mentally disturb the English bowlers. Pant said that I believe that the most important thing in England is to spoil the bowler’s rhythm. I didn’t play the same shots, but tried to diversify. Many times he came out and played on the back foot many times. I used the crease very well. Focused on what the bowler is going to do. The Indian wicket-keeper batsman said that I did a lot of work on my defense. My coach Tarak Sinha sir told me years ago that you can attack any bowler but it is important to pay equal attention to defense. He said that I play different types of shots many times but the ball can be beaten So don’t back down.