Rishabh Pant seems to be in the shape of his life. After playing an important 58-shot in the first inning of the second test, Pant made an incredible effort behind the stumps to fire Ollie Pope in the second session of the day.
With this wicket, Mohamed Siraj removed the wicket from his first ball in Test Cricket on Indian soil.
Siraj writhed shortly and down his legs, and it must have been easy for Papa. But the batsman stirred and directed him to Rishabh Pant, who made a spectacular dive to his left, and although the ball seemed to pop out of his gloves on landing, Pant managed to control himself as he managed to roll the glove over his face, then his chest.
Watch the stunning catch:
Siraj, who made his debut in India’s previous series in Australia, is playing his first match in India. He did not play in the first test of the series against England, but was included in the second game after the management decided to rest Jasprit bumrah.
Earlier, the spinners dominated the English squad, while Ravichandran Ashwin took part in Day 2, taking three wickets at the time of writing. He also passed Harbhajan Singh to become the second highest wicket player in Tests on Indian soil.
India scored 329 in the first passes of the test. Apart from the undefeated half-century of Pant, Rohit Sharma entered his seventh Test Century to lead Indian innings after the failure of first-rate orders while he was deputy captain Adjinkya Rahane also scored 61.