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Rishabh Pant hits India's fastest first-class hundred

Rishabh Pant's performances this Ranji Trophy season ESPNcricinfo Ltd

48 Balls taken by Rishabh Pant to reach his century in the second innings against Jharkhand - one of the fastest hundreds by an Indian batsman in domestic first-class cricket. Two batsmen have scored a century off 56 balls: Rajesh Borah in 1987-88 and VB Chandrasekhar in 1988-89.

21 Sixes hit by Pant in the match - eight in the first innings and 13 in the second. 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 previous record by an Indian player was 15 sixes by Yusuf Pathan in the Duleep Trophy final in 2009-10. Pant has hit 44 sixes this season, the most by a distance.

113.01 Pant's strike rate this season, the best among batsmen who have faced 100 or more balls. He had a strike rate of over 100 in six out of seven innings this season, and the only innings in which he did not do so was his triple-century - 308 off 326 balls.

799 Runs by Pant so far this season - the most by any batsman. No one else has more than 700. Pant's current average this season is 114.14. He has made four centuries in seven innings, also the most in this edition.

238Previous highest score by a Jharkhand batsman in Ranji Trophy, by Saurabh Tiwary in 2013-14. Ishan Kishan's 273 against Delhi in this round is now the highest for Jharkhand. His score is also the fourth highest score by a wicketkeeper in Ranji Trophy history. The 14 sixes hit by him are the joint-most by any batsman in a Ranji Trophy innings. Sakthi Singh also had hit 14 sixes for Himachal Pradesh in 1990-91.

7 Ducks in Chattisgarh's second innings,the joint-most in a Ranji Trophy innings. The previous instance in which a team had seven ducks in a Ranji Trophy innings was Andhra against Punjab in 2003-04. Chhattisgarh's innings was the fifth Ranji Trophy innings to have as many ducks. They collapsed from 148 for 3 to 162 all out and lost by eight wickets against Goa.

6/27 Siddarth Kaul's figures against Uttar Pradesh - his first-class best. His previous best was 6 for 57 against Bengal earlier in the season. He is the only bowler to take two six-fors in this season so far and, with 27 wickets, is second-highest wicket-taker behind Pankaj Singh (28).

2 Five-fors for Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, who made his Ranji Trophy debut in this season. No other Tamil Nadu bowler has taken even a single five-for in five matches so far. He took 5 for 23 in the first innings against Baroda in this round. He now has 21 wickets in four matches at average of 13.85. His bowling average is the best among all bowlers to take more than 15 wickets in this season.

672 Yuvraj's aggregate in this Ranji Trophy - his highest in any edition of the tournament. His previous best was 671 in 2001-02 in 12 innings. He has scored 672 runs in eight innings this season with two centuries and is the second-highest run-getter after Pant.