India’s Rishabh Pant now holds the record for most Test runs by an Asian wicketkeeper-batsman on Australian soil. He overtook fellow former Indian keeper Syed Kirmani (471 runs) for the feat.
Pant achieved the record through the last day of the Sydney Test.
The 23-year-old cricketer took the aggressive route as India are chasing a 407-run goal to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match Border-Gavaskar trophy. At Lunch, Pant remained unbeaten on 73 as India wanted one other 201 runs to win.
Enroute his innings, the wicketkeeper-batsman additionally grew to become the primary visiting participant in Australia to register scores above 25 in his first ten Test innings.
Amongst all visiting keepers, Rishabh Pant is the third-highest scorer on Australian soil. He solely trails England’s Alan Knott (643 runs) and West Indies’ Jeff Dujon (587 runs).
Listed here are the top-five highest Test run-scorers amongst wicketkeepers from Asia on Australian soil:
- Rishabh Pant (India) – 488* runs
- Syed Kirmani (India) – 471 runs
- MS Dhoni (India) – 311 runs
- Sarfaraz Ahmed (Pakistan) – 232 runs
- Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka) – 211 runs
The four-match collection between India and Australia is at the moment degree at 1-1.