Rishabh Pant hits India's fastest first-class hundred

Rishabh Pant has been in terrific form this season - scoring a lot of runs at a rapid strike rate

Today, the Delhi batsman took just 48 balls to reach his century in the second innings against Jharkhand - the fastest hundred by any Indian batsman in first-class cricket.

He hit 21 sixes in the match (8 in the 1st & 13 in the 2nd innings). Only one player has hit more sixes in a first-class match - 23 by Colin Munro in the Plunket Shield in 2014-15; he hit all those in a single innings.

The 19-year-old has had a strike rate of over 100 in six out of seven innings this Ranji season and the only innings in which he did not do so was his triple-century - 308 off 326 balls.

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