Breathless Pant steps up to challenge Dhoni with IPL ton

Modesto Morganelli
Mag 12, 2018

In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first wicket quite early, but Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan stood tall for the team with the partnership of 176 not out, thus walking away with the victory.

Pant's knock reminded Ganguly of Brendon McCullum's 73-ball 158 not out against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening night of the IPL when Kolkata Knight Riders won by 140 runs at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on April 18, 2008.

On Wednesday evening, the eve of their tie against Delhi Daredevils (DD), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) coach Tom Moody had pointed out how his side's bowlers have been helped by the wicket in Hyderabad, which is tough for batsmen, and how the Ferozeshah Kotla game could be a bit different.

His special knock comprising 15 fours and seven sixes also more than made up for his involvement in run-outs of captain Shreyas Iyer (3 off 7) and a set Hasrshal Patel (24 off 17).

Shakib Al Hasan of Sunrisers picked up two wickets. Once Harshal got run out, Pant just hit top gear, slamming left-arm spinner Shakib al Hasan over deep mid-wicket to bring up his fifty. He got towards the a hundred in a similar manner, muscling a full throw from Kaul for over mid wicket.

At 20 years and 218 days, he became the second youngest Indian batsman after Manish Pandey (in 2009) to score an IPL century.

How Pant occurred about the likes of Shakib, Kaul and Bhuvenshwar Kumar was respectable. After initially walking across to give the impression of trying to scoop the length over short fine leg, he quickly opened up his wrists, turned around the bat face and ramped it over short third man.

Rishabh Pant smacked a sizzling century as Delhi Dardevils (DD) finished at 187-5 after electing to bat first against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Delhi had crawled to 52 for three in 10 overs but Pant's power hitting quickly changed the course of the game.

Sky Sports announced in January that they had agreed a "multi-year extension" to their current contract to show the IPL in the UK.

Pacer Kaul too needed a forgettable outing as he conceded 48 conducts off his four overs. Throughout his overwhelming shift, Pant has done many records together. Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant have been firing for them as far as batting is concerned and a good performance from their overseas batsman will make it more holistic and complete.

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