IND vs SL: Shreyas Iyer joins Sachin, Sehwag in unwanted list after extraordinary 92 in Bengaluru Pink Ball Test

  • Iyer's fiery knock of 92 helped India finish with 252 runs in the first innings on Day 1 of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Virender Sehwag, Shreyas Iyer and Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag, Shreyas Iyer and Sachin Tendulkar
Published on Mar 12, 2022 06:58 PM IST
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Shreyas Iyer stood tall in otherwise what was another batting collapse in a Pink Ball game for India at home, this time against Sri Lanka. His fiery knock of 92 helped India finish with 252 runs in the first innings on Day 1 of the second Test against Sri Lanka. However, following his dismissal, Iyer found himself in an unwanted list comprising legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. 

Lacing 10 boundaries and 4 sixes in his 96-ball knock, Iyer looked well set for what could have been a record century for the youngster. Former India captain Virat Kohli remains the only player from the team to have scored a century in a Day-Night Test, which came against Bangladesh in 2019 in Kolkata. Iyer stood eight runs short of the elusive list, but failed to connect with the ball from Praveen Jayawickrama as he was stumped out by wicketkeeper Norishan Dickwella. 

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Following the dismissal, Iyer became the fourth Indian batter to be stumped out in the 90s after Dilip Vengsarkar (96 against Pakistan in Chennai in 1987), Tendulkar 90 (against England in Bengaluru in 2001) and Sehwag (99 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2010).

Batting did look challenging on this spicy pitch that showed uneven bounce especially after the ball turned soft.

The openers were dismissed within the first 10 overs after India opeted to bat first in Bengaluru. Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant looked to show some resistance, but were both undone in the either side of Tea break. Iyer's 92 remained the standout show form the Indian line-up as the hosts huffed and puffed their way to 252.

This is India's third Pink Ball game at home. They had defeated Bangladesh in their historic first in 2019 and beaten England in Ahmedabad in 2021.

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