Cricket: KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant involved in a number of records on the final day of fifth test

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Indian opener KL Rahul and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, who both scored a scintillating 149 and 114 respectively on the final day in a losing cause were involved in breaking a few records. The duo, who shared a 204 run partnership between themselves took India to the jaws of a victory before losing their wickets in the final session.

Upon their journey back to the pavilion, the rest of the team didn’t last long and eventually surrendered to a 118 run loss. Thus England won the 5 match series by the scoreline of 4-1. In the mammoth partnership that both put up, here are some of the records the duo accomplished:

  1. KL Rahul became the ninth batsmen to score his first five centuries in five different countries. His test hundreds have so far come in England, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies and India.
  2.  KL Rahul’s 149 is the second highest individual score by an Indian batsman in the fourth innings of a Test, only after Sunil Gavaskar’s 221 at Oval in 1979.
  3. The 204-run partnership between Rahul and Rishabh Pant is the second highest partnership for any wicket for India in the fourth innings of a Test match.
  4.   It is also only the second partnership of 200 runs or more for the sixth wicket or below for any side in the fourth Test of an innings. The only pair to do so before was Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer, who stitched 238 runs together for the sixth wicket against Pakistan in Hobart.
  5. Rishabh Pant became only the fourth wicketkeeper from India to score a century outside the subcontinent, only after are Vijay Manjrekar, Ajay Ratra, and Wriddhiman Saha.
  6. Pant is also the second youngest wicketkeeper to score a ton for India, at 20 years and 342 days, only after Ajay Ratra, who scored his ton at 20 years and 150 days against West Indies in 2002.

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