India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant has broken the record of MS Dhoni’s to become
the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to score 1,000 Test runs.

Rishabh Pant became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score 1,000 Test runs on Tuesday. Pant achieved the milestone in his 27th innings, breaking the record of 32 innings by former India captain MS Dhoni. Pant crossed the 1,000-run mark in India’s second innings on the fifth day of the fourth Test against Australia in Brisbane. The Border-Gavaskar series is on the line as the four-match series equals 1-1 and both teams are in a tight competition in the final test.

Pant came out to bat at No.5, ahead of Mayank Agarwal as India kept themselves in the hunt to chase the 328-run target set by Australia.

Pant has already made an impression on the series with his stunning 97 in the third Test in Sydney where India were in the same position as Brisbane chasing 407.

The left-handed batsman replaced Wriddhiman Saha in the XI after the first Test and has given 29, 97 and 36 returns so far in the series.

Earlier in the day, Shubman Gill smashed 91, as India lost just one wicket in the first session and took two wickets in the second.

Pant, who made his Test debut against England in 2018, is the only Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score a century in both England and Australia.

He averaged over 40 in Test cricket with two centuries and three half-centuries.

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Pant enjoyed a brilliant run on his previous tour of Australia, scoring an unbeaten 159 in the Sydney Test of the 2018–19 tour.

India won their first Test series in Australia on that tour and a draw or a win in the Brisbane Test would mean the Border-Gavaskar Trophy remains with India.

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