Rishabh Pant records 2nd fastest century in T20s

NEW DELHI: Delhi’ s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who was sacked from state captaincy after having led the team to Ranji Trophy final only a week before, blasted an unbeaten 116 off just 38 deliveries against Himachal in a North Zone T20 League (Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy) fixture leading his team to a crushing 10-wicket victory on Sunday.
Chasing a target of 144 set by Himachal, Pant got to the triple-figure mark in just 32 deliveries – the second fastest in T20 history – and along with Gautam Gambhir (30 not out off 33 deliveries), chased down the target in just 11.4 overs.
Chris Gayle still holds the record for the fastest century in the format when he clubbed 100 off just 30 deliveries against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match back in 2013.
During his maverick innings, Pant clobbered 12 sixes and four fours to add to his tally of four catches behind the stumps earlier in the match.
For Himachal, Nikhil Gangta top-scored with 40 while opener Prashant Chopra scored 30 off 33. Delhi skipper Pradeep Sangawan claimed two wickets while Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lalit Yadav and Subodh Bhati top one wicket each.

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