Hardik Pandey came up at no.8 to score an explosive century for India, in the 3rd and final test match against Srilanka. Pandey scored 1 hundreds and 8 runs in 96 balls, striking 8 fours and 7 sixes. India has scored 4 hundreds and 87 runs in the first inning of final test.
Pandey has become the second Indian batsman to score highest no. of sixes in the same inning. Navjot Singh Sindhu, who had struck 8 sixes in the same inning, is in the first position. Pandey is in second along with Virendra Sehwag and Harbajan Singh.
It was the first century for Pandey, in a Test Match. Pandey had never scored a century in three formats of cricket. He came on the field as a no.8 batsman and scored 50 runs in last 25 balls.