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India on Cusp of Series Win After Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant Fifties Haunt Sri Lanka

India on Cusp of Series Win After Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant Fifties Haunt Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma is on the verge of successful his first collection after being appointed because the full-time captain of the Indian Test crew. With 419 extra required to stage the collection, Sri Lanka have already misplaced a wicket in the stiff chase of 447 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. At stumps on the second day of the Pink Test, Dimuth Karunaratne was batting on 10 and was accompanied by Kusal Mendis (16*). India, then again, want to choose the remaining 9 wickets on Monday to win the match.

Sri Lanka had a troubled begin to their chase as they misplaced opener Lahiru Thirimanne for a three-ball duck proper within the first over. Jasprit Bumrah supplied the early breakthrough, trapping the batter in entrance.

Lanka skipper Karunaratne and Mendis steered the innings thereafter and made certain the guests don’t lose any extra wicket earlier than stumps.

India declared their second innings at 303 for 9 through the remaining session of the second day. The declaration got here after Axar Patel was cleaned up by Lasith Embuldeniya for 9. Mohammed Shami remained not out on 16.

Earlier within the day, Shreyas Iyer as soon as once more top-scored with a 87-ball 67 whereas wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant struck a 28-ball half-century to set the document of quickest Test fifty by an Indian batter.

Pant served the followers with a heavy dosage of leisure. He reduce, pulled, swept, reverse swept, drove, charged down the wicket at will and raised his fifty off simply 28 balls with 40 of these runs coming in boundaries. It was quickest Test fifty by an Indian, surpassing former captain Kapil Dev’s 40-year-old document in opposition to Pakistan. He fell for a fair 50, turning into the third scalp of left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama (3/50).

The Indians scored at tempo within the second session with Lankan bowlers failing to take advantage of the spin-friendly circumstances.

Rohit was calculative in choosing his photographs earlier than lofting off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva straight to Angelo Mathews to fall for 46. His footwork trying good, he largely swept left-arm spinners and charged the wicket to counter off-spin of De Silva.

Vihari, who gave the impression to be making the quantity three spot his personal, missed a straight one from Jayawickrama and misplaced his off stump.

Jayawickrama additionally despatched again Virat Kohli (13), whose once more fell leg earlier than and his seek for that elusive 71st worldwide hundred simply received longer. He is with out a world hundred in 73 innings now. It was one other supply that saved low and he was trapped on the back-foot.

In the morning session, quick bowler Jasprit Bumrah (5/24) accomplished his eighth five-wicket haul and first at house as India polished off the Sri Lankan lower-order in a jiffy.

(With Agency Inputs)

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