Delhi's Rishabh Pant smashes 32 ball ton

ANI | Updated: Jan 14, 2018 14:11 IST

New Delhi [India], January 14 (ANI): Delhi' s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant smashed an unbeaten 116 off just 38 deliveries here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground on Sunday against Himachal in a North Zone T20 League fixture, leading his team to a thumping 10-wicket victory.

Pant who reached the triple figure mark in just 32 balls, became the second-fastest batsman in T20 history to score a century. His knock included 12 sixes and eight fours.

The record for the fastest century still lies with Windies legend Chris Gayle who scored a 100 off 30 deliveries for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, back in 2013.

After restricting Himachal to 144-7, the Delhi duo of Pant and Gautam Gambhir (30*), chased down the target in just 11.4 overs.

Nikhil Gangta (40) was the top scorer for Himachal.

Pant, who batted with a phenomenal strike rate of 305.26, also took four catches behind the wicket.(ANI)