Pant scored the first 50 runs in 82 balls before changing gears to complete his third Test hundred in 118 balls, studded with 13 fours and two sixes.
India vs England: Motera pitch, English spin test in focus again as hosts look to seal WTC final berth
Will India spin their way to the WTC final? Or will England turnaround their fortunes against spin? Well, It seems a gargantuan task for England to stop this ruthless Indian side but if they manage to draw the series, it will still be a fantastic achievement.
The tourists have sustained heavy defeats in the past two matches — by 317 runs in Chennai and 10 wickets in a chastening two-day finish in Ahmedabad — but can still draw the series 2-2.
Australia's David Warner along with Pakistan's Babar Azam, South Africa's Quinton de Kock and West Indies' Jason Holder are on a list of over 250 players vying for the seven remaining overseas places in the draft for the inaugural edition of the Hundred competition.
Hussain also said England batsmen will have to find a way to score and not just defend though the pitch looked extremely difficult.
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co must learn from past mistakes to mount comeback, keep WTC final hopes alive
As cricket fans return to stands in India, the onus is now on Virat Kohli and Co to iron out the flaws and mount a comeback in the series.
Root, who made a brilliant 218 which was the cornerstone of England's massive first innings total, mentioned the role played by the Sri Lanka series ahead of the India assignment.
Joe Root's dominance, bowlers' all-round display headline England's big win over India to take 1-0 lead
Check out photos from the first Test between India and England which concluded in Chennai on Tuesday.
India vs England: 'One of England's greatest wins', Twitter reacts as visitors humble hosts in first Test
Twitter was buzzing with reactions from former cricketers and fans post India’s massive 227-run defeat. Here are a few reactions:
India vs England, Highlights, 1st Test, Day 5 at Chennai, Full Cricket Score: Joe Root and Co clinch victory, take 1-0 lead in series
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India vs England: Dom Bess earns his luck as visitors flip the script to push hosts out of comfort zone at Chepauk
Dpm Bess’ most vital contribution to the English cause in Chennai, undoubtedly, lies in the action to follow on days four and five. But if fortune favoured him on day three, he had earned his slice.
India vs England: Rishabh Pant can't be too defensive but needs to be 'very selective,' says Cheteshwar Pujara
Pant scored a breathtaking 91 off 88 balls but then threw it away with a poor shot off Dom Bess as India finished the third day of the opening Test against England at 257 for six
India vs England: Dom Bess's four-for leaves hosts reeling despite Rishabh Pant's 91 on Day 3 of first Test
Bess got Kohli's prized scalp with a ball outside the off stump that spun sharply and the Indian captain pressed forward only to get an inside edge for a catch at short leg.
Ahead of the four-match Test series between hosts India and England, here are the five visiting players to watch out for:
Ali, who has played 60 Tests, was infected with COVID-19 ahead of the Sri Lanka series and did not get a game.
Gambhir said England skipper Joe Root, who had done well in Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series which his side won 2-0, will find a completely different challenge in India.
Left-arm spinner Leach claimed 10 wickets in the two-match series while off-spinner Bess took 12 in England's 2-0 victory.
The spin duo of Leach and Dom Bess had five-wicket hauls in England's win in the first Test against Sri Lanka, but returned wicket-less in the home team's first innings of the ongoing second Test in Galle.
Pant, who won many admirers for his fearless and mature batting, has 691 points in his kitty. South Africa's Quinton de Kock (677) is the next best wicket-keeper batsman in the list in the 15th position.
Sri Lanka vs England: 'Haven't bowled as well as I could have', says Dom Bess after five-for in Galle
Bess, who returned figures of 5-30, combined with paceman Stuart Broad, who took three wickets, as Sri Lanka were all out in two sessions as the two-Test series resumed in Galle after the original tour was aborted over the coronavirus in March.