SA vs IND Test

Jasprit Bumrah took 3-15 as Sri Lanka was reduced to 86-6 at stumps on day one of the second test against India on Saturday.

This was after Shreyas Iyer’s 92 off 98 balls helped India score 252 runs in its first innings.

India leads by 166 runs. At stumps, Niroshan Dickwella (13 not out) and Lasith Embuldeniya were the unbeaten batsmen. Sixteen wickets fell on day one of this pink ball test.

Post tea, India lost Rishabh Pant after he helped the score past 100. He had scored 39 off 26 balls, including seven fours, before being bowled off by Embuldeniya (3-94).

Iyer then took command of the innings as he anchored one end on a turning track. He reached his third test half-century off 54 deliveries.

At the other end, Embuldeniya dismissed Ravindra Jadeja (4). Ravichandran Ashwin (13) was caught behind off Dhananjaya de Silva (2-32) as India was reduced to 183-7.

Iyer and Ashwin had added 35 runs for the seventh wicket. Iyer then pushed the score past 200 with 32 runs for the eighth wicket with Axar Patel (9).

Iyer mixed clever aggression while protecting his wicket on a tough wicket and also shielding his partners at the other end.

He hit 10 fours and four tall sixes, entertaining the capacity crowd at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium as India crossed 250 in 58.3 overs.

Iyer had added 37 runs for the last two wickets with Mohammed Shami (5) and Jasprit Bumrah (0 not out) for company. He was last out, eight short of a century, holing out off Praveen Jayawickrama (3-81).

Batting under lights, Sri Lankan batsmen then found the new pink ball too hot to handle in the final session.

Iyer held sharp catches at slip as Bumrah dismissed Kusal Mendis (2) and Lahiru Thirimanne (8).

Sri Lanka was down to 14-3 in the sixth over as Shami bowled Dimuth Karunaratne (4).

Shami picked up a second wicket, trapping de Silva lbw (10). The score read 28-4 in 11.5 overs.

Angelo Mathews (43) provided the most resistance and batted through for 85 deliveries.

He added 22 runs with Charith Asalanka (5) who inexplicably holed out to gift Axar Patel (1-21) his first wicket.

Mathews then added 35 runs with Dickwella, but was out caught at slip off Bumrah before stumps.

India has a 1-0 lead in the two-match series after winning in Mohali by an innings and 222 runs.

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