London: Young Rishabh Pant, in his debut Test series, has achieved what no Indian wicketkeeper could do in the five-day format.

The 20-year-old from Delhi scored his maiden Test hundred in the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval and with that he set a new record.

Rishabh is the first-ever Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to hit a century in the fourth innings of a Test match. The previous highest score by an Indian stumper in the fourth innings was 76 not out, by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in Lord’s in 2007, also against England.

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In only his third Test, Rishabh showed his class to hit a 146-ball 114 on September 11. He and KL Rahul (149) added 204 runs for the sixth wicket as India fought hard on the fifth and final day at The Oval while chasing 464. The duo had come together with the visitors in deep trouble at 121/5.

The hosts eventually won the game by 118 runs and with that claimed the Pataudi Trophy 4-1.

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In the post-match presentation ceremony, captain Virat Kohli had praised Rishabh and Rahul.

“Credit has to go to both those young guys for stepping up on this stage. From three wickets down, it take guts. That was an example of two guys not giving up and entertaining the crowd. This is probably the revival of Test cricket and shows what it means to us, a great advert for Test cricket,” Kohli said.