July 6, 2022

Bengaluru: Sri Lanka have been 86-6 of their first innings at stumps, trailing by way of 166 runs towards India at the opening day of the second one and ultimate Check (purple ball recreation) on the Chinnaswamy Stadium, right here on Saturday.

Niroshan Dickwella (13 off 29) and Lasith Embuldeniya (0) have been unbeaten on the crease on the finish of the day’s play in Bengaluru.

After bowling out India for 252 of their first innings, Sri Lanka did not display a lot software right through their batting. Angelo Mathews (43 off 85) used to be Sri Lanka’s most sensible scorer on Day 1 whilst Jasprit Bumrah (3/15), Mohammed Shami (2/18) and Axar Patel (1/21) have been the wicket-takers for India.

Previous within the day, India gained the toss and opted to bat first however the hosts were given off to a deficient get started as Mayank Agarwal used to be run-out on 4. In the second one over of the innings, there used to be an enchantment for a leg-before towards Agarwal that used to be became down. The Indian batters idea they might sneak in a run and Mayank ran down the pitch.

Then again, there used to be some confusion from Rohit on the different finish and the Sri Lankans took complete merit and ran Agarwal out. Hanuma Vihari then joined Rohit Sharma on the crease. The duo added 19 runs for the second one wicket earlier than Lasith Embuldeniya disregarded Rohit for 15.

On a flighted supply, Rohit lunged into the ahead defence and were given an outdoor edge as Dhananjaya de Silva stayed low to take a just right catch, leaving India in hassle at 29-2 after 9.3 overs.

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Then again, Virat Kohli, who were given loud cheers at his IPL house flooring, and Vihari steadied the Indian innings. Vihari punished the fast balls and stitched a at hand 47 runs stand for the 3rd wicket earlier than Vihari fell to Jayawickrama on 31. Quickly, Kohli used to be additionally trapped in entrance of the wicket on 23 by way of Dhananjaya de Silva earlier than the Tea ruin.

Resuming the second one consultation at 93/4, runs got here briefly for India as Rishabh Pant performed some attacking photographs. With seven obstacles, Pant raced to 39 off 26 balls earlier than being wiped clean up by way of Embuldeniya. Ravindra Jadeja (4), who got here to bat subsequent did not closing lengthy as Embuldeniya scalped some other wicket. R Ashwin then joined Shreyas Iyer on the crease and helped the hosts regain steadiness by way of forging a at hand 35-run stand for the 7th wicket.

Simply because it used to be having a look just like the Iyer-Ashwin partnership used to be taking India to a robust place, De Silva gave Sri Lanka the leap forward, taking away Ashwin for 13. Then again, Iyer endured to hammer obstacles on the different finish and were given to his fifty regardless of no longer getting a lot fortify from the following batters — Axar Patel (9) and Mohammed Shami (5).

With India at 229-9, Iyer made up our minds to head all-out and smashed a couple of towering sixes and moved nearer to his century. He used to be disregarded for 92 ultimately and India have been bowled out for 252 of their first innings.

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Praveen Jayawickrama (3/81), Lasith Embuldeniya (3/94), Dhananjaya de Silva (2/32) and Suranga Lakmal (1/12) have been the wicket-takers for Sri Lanka.

Transient ratings: India 252 all out in 59.1 overs (Shreyas Iyer 92, Rishabh Pant 39; Praveen Jayawickrama 3/81) Sri Lanka 86-6 after 30 overs (Angelo Mathews 43; Jasprit Bumrah 3/15)

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Revealed on: Saturday, March 12, 2022, 10:33 PM IST