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WATCH: Rishabh Pant Takes On Keshav Maharaj; Smashes 2 Back-To-Back Sixes

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam
January 15, 2022 • 14:18 PM View: 1053

South Africa vs India: In the ongoing test match between these two at Cape Town, team India currently seems to be in a strong position. However, South Africa picked up two wickets in the form of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in the first two overs of the day, Rishabh Pant has scored a fabulous fifty to bring his team back in the contest. 

In the 48th over of the second innings, Keshav Maharaj came onto bowl. Rishabh Pant immediately switched gears and swept for a six. South Africa planned for Pant to mishit the spinner, but the Indian wicketkeeper took on the challenge, goes for the slog-sweep, fetching the ball from well outside off, and a vintage Pant 'one-handed' strike cleared mid-wicket. 

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On the very next delivery, Pant smashed the ball even longer. The 24-year old went down the pitch and lofted the ball downtown. The mid-off fielder was up in the circle, and Pant produced yet another percentage blow.

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Talking about the match, while writing this piece, India are at 162/6 with a lead of 175 runs. Rishabh Pant is at 74* while Shardul Thakur has just come out to bat. The 3-match test series is levelled at 1-1 with this match being the decider, and if India wins this match they'd achieve their maiden test series win in South Africa. 


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