India vs Sri Lanka Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 2: IND restrict SL to 28/1 at Stumps in chase of 447; Iyer, Pant shine

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights: India restricted Sri Lanka to 28/1 by Stumps in the pink-ball Test. Bumrah shone with the ball, while Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant hit record-setting half-centuries on Sunday. Follow IND vs SL day-night Test Score and Updates from Bengaluru.
India vs Sri Lanka Highlights: IND vs SL 2nd Test, Day 2 Updates
India vs Sri Lanka Highlights: IND vs SL 2nd Test, Day 2 Updates
Updated on Mar 13, 2022 09:44 PM IST
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IND vs SL Pink-Ball Test Highlights: India set Sri Lanka a massive target of 447 runs to win. In response, SL reached 28/1 at Stumps. In the first session, pacer Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin picked up two wickets each in the first half an hour to help India bowl Sri Lanka out for 109 and gain a 143-run lead. Bumrah also bagged his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests on home soil. The hosts needed only 5.5 overs to close out the innings. Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal took India's advantage past 180 with ease. Soon after, Agarwal fell prey to Embuldeniya on 22. Then, Hanuma Vihari and Rohit took the hosts to 61/1 at Tea on Day 2, extending the lead by 203 runs. The two batters continue in the same vein by stitching a 56-run stand before Sharma fell on 46 to Dhananjaya de Silva. Then, Vihari was cleaned up by Jayawickrama on 35. Rishabh Pant came in and unleashed fireworks straight away but lost Kohli (13) at the other end. The wicketkeeper-batter went on to smash the fastest Test 50 by an Indian, off 28 balls, before being removed by Jayawickrama. Then Jadeja (10) and Iyer (18*) put on another 15 to take India to 199/5 at Dinner break. The two motored to bring up a half-century stand before Iyer notched up another 50. Jadeja was cleaned up by Fernando on 22. Iyer (67) and Ashwin (13) were the next wickets to fall. Axar Patel (9) was the last wicket to fall before Rohit Sharma declared IND's innings. Bumrah removed Thirimanne on 0 before Mendis (16*) and Karunaratne (10*) played out the rest of the overs of the day.

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  • Mar 13, 2022 09:40 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Curtains, see you tomorrow

    That's all the action we have for you today. Thank you so much for joining us. We will be back for the final day of the Test tomorrow. It's only going to be Day 3 but we are surely going to see the end of this Test, this series, and this tour. Until tomorrow, this is Shivansh Gupta bidding you goodnight. CIAO!
    You can follow the DAY 3 LIVE BLOG HERE

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:34 PM IST

    Sri Lanka lose only one wicket today

    Kusal Mendis (16*) and Dimuth Karunaratne (10*) will resume tomorrow

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:32 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: STUMPS

    Sri Lanka reach 28/1 after 7 overs at Stumps on Day 2

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:29 PM IST

    Last over of the day and we have spin

    Off-spinner R Ashwin to bowl the final over

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:28 PM IST

    IND vs SL Pink-Ball Test Live: Shot, Kusal Mendis

    FOUR! After bing hit on the hand and receiving treatment, Mendis expertly pulls the ball behind square leg for 4

    SL are 23/1 after 6 overs | Target: 447

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:22 PM IST

    IND vs SL Live: Bumrah continues to keep it tight

    3 off the over.

    SL are 19/1 after 5 overs | Target: 447

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Streaky boundary that Shami won't mind

    FOUR! Karunaratne drives but the ball runs off the leading edge through the vacant point region for 4. Shami won't mind that.

    SL are 16/1 after 4 overs | Target: 447

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:15 PM IST

    Second boundary of the chase

    FOUR! Misses the yorker, does Bumrah, and allows Mendis to flick the full-toss to the long leg fence for 4.

    SL are 12/1 after 3 overs | Target: 447

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:09 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live Score: Shami sharing the new ball

    As expected, Mohammed Shami is sharing the new ball.

    5 off it. SL are 6/1 after 2 overs | Target: 447

  • Mar 13, 2022 09:00 PM IST

    GONE! BUMRAH STRIKES IN THE 1ST OVER

    HOW'S THAT? OUT! LAHIRU REVIEWS but he is out! From around the wicket, Bumrah bowls a peach of an inswinging yorker. Umpire gave it out but Thirimanne reviewed it immediately. 

    UltraEdge shows pad first. Ball tracker shows the ball is going to smash the leg stump. 

    DECISION STAYS! SL LOSE REVIEW! 

    SL are 0/1 after 0.3 over

    Kusla Mendis is the new batter in

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:56 PM IST

    LET'S PLAY- THE CHASE BEGINS

    Openers Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne have walked out. Jasprit Bumrah with the brand new ball

    Sri Lanka need 447 runs to win

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:55 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live Score: Out come the players

    Indian players are back out and so are the Sri Lanka openers

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    11 OVERS LEFT TODAY

    The play will be extended until 9:30 PM IST and Indian pacers will have about 11 overs under the light today with that brand new cherry

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:48 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: INDIA DECLARE 

    OUT! Embuldeniya cleans up Axar Patel and with his third wicket, ROHIT SHARMA CALLS IN SHAMI. INDIA HAVE DECLARED AT 303/9.

    SL need 447 runs to win.

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:46 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live Score: 300 up for India

    Pant can be seen padded up. Looks like we are getting closer to the declaration

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:44 PM IST

    Shami and Axar show begins

    FOUR! Short and straight, Shami on the backfoot, punches it through deep mid-wicket for 4. That is the shot Kohli has gotten out in both innings while trying to play the same shot. Cricket is a funny game

    FOUR! This time, it's Axar Patel. Punches the ball through cover for 4

    SIX! SHAMI NOW PUTTING ON A SHOW! Tossed up generously, Shami clears the front leg and he clobbers the ball deep into the long on stands. 

    IND are 299/8 after 68 overs, lead by 441 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:35 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Shreyas Iyer falls

    HOW'S THAT? OUT! INDIA REVIEW! Hops onto the backfoot and is wrapped flush on the back pad. Embuldeniya is confident and Iyer isn't. Iyer is already halfway down the field as UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and ball-tracking shows the ball is going to smash into the leg stump. HE IS GONE! INDIA LOSE REVIEW!

    He is gone for 67. IND are 278/8 after 66.1 overs, lead by 421 runs

    Mohammed Shami is the new batter in

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:33 PM IST

    FOURTH WICKET FOR JAYAWICKRAMA- Ashwin perishes

    EDGED AND GONE! Jayawickrama has his 4th as Ashwin edges one to keeper Dickwella. Tries to cut the ball but ends up nicking it

    IND are 278/7 after 65.4 overs, lead by 421 runs

    Axar Patel is the new batter in

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Luck for Ashwin, misery for SL

    FOUR! Once again, Fernando gets one to dart back into the batter sharply. Ashwin gets his bat down quickly enough for the ball to run to the fine leg fence off the inside edge

    India are 277/6 after 65 overs, lead by 420 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:15 PM IST

    Score update

    India are 265/6 after 63 overs, lead by 408 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:11 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score

    Surely, India have enough in the bank. Declaration should be coming about soon

  • Mar 13, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    INDIA'S LEAD CROSSES 400

    FOUR! FOUR! He edges one over the slip cordon before guiding the ball through slips and gully. Four on both occasions. 

    LEAD HAS NOW CROSSED 400

    IND are 258/6 after 61 overs, lead by 401 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    IND vs SL Pink-Ball Test Live: Bowled him, Jadeja falls

    BOWLED HIM! Vishwa Fernando cleans up Jadeja on 22. He looked to cut the ball but cramped himself for room and ended up losing his stumps.

    IND are 247/6 after 58.5 overs, lead by 390 runs

    R Ashwin is the new batter in

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:54 PM IST

    FIFTY FOR SHREYAS IYER

    FOUR! FIFTY! Short and wide and Iyer punishes it by slashing it hard through deep extra cover for 4. A second 50 in the match

    FOUR! Edged and four! Jadeja collects a streaky boundary. 

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    IND vs SL: DRS saves Shreyas Iyer

    HOW'S THAT? OUT! INDIA REVIEW! NOT-OUT!Iyer is struck on the pads by Embuldeniya. Umpire Nitin Menon gave it out straight away but Iyer signalled a review equally faster. The replay and UltraEdge shows there was a huge inside edge. INDIA RETAIN REVIEW

    IND are 238/5 after 58 overs, lead by 381 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:47 PM IST

    India motor on through Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja

    IND are 237/5 after 57 overs, lead by 380 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:40 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Jadeja, Iyer hold fort

    Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer add 45 runs for the sixth wicket. Jadeja is batting on 17, while Iyer is playing on 40. IND: 229/5

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Back to Back Boundaries

    Lasith Embuldeniya is introduced in the attack and Shreyas Iyer welcomes the spinner with back to back boundaries. 10 runs come off the over as India reach 227/5, lead by 370 runs.

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Loud appeal!

    A tight over by Jayawickrama just three runs come off it. There was a loud appeal for LBW as well against Jadeja in the final delivery, but Sri Lanka decide not to take the review. IND: 216/5

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Test: Score update

    India are 213/5 after 51 overs, lead by 356 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:14 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: Pace under lights

    The ball was swinging square under the lights yesterday when Indian pacers were operating. 

    Hence, Karunaratne has brought on Lakmal

    FOUR! Edged and four through slips and gully. Jadeja is underway in this session. 

    IND are 207/5 after 49 overs lead by 350 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:07 PM IST

    200 UP FOR INDIA

    Another first over of the session today and another loose delivery. Digs it short and Iyer obliges by hopping onto the backfoot and slapping the ball through deep mid-wicket for 4.

    In other news, Jayawickrama, who was limping in the second session, is moving more freeely now.

    IND are 203/5 after 48 overs, lead by 346 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: LET'S PLAY!

    Ravindra Jadeja (10*) and Shreyas Iyer (18*) are back out.

    Jayawickrama to Iyer- LET'S PLAY!

  • Mar 13, 2022 06:56 PM IST

    Welcome back

    Hello and Welcome back for the final session. The biggest question is: how long will India bat for before declaring?

  • Mar 13, 2022 06:31 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: Back in 25 minutes

    We will be back in 25 minutes. Jadeja (10*) and Iyer (18*) will resume India's charge. Most would have expected India to declare in the second session but they haven't. Most likely, it will happen in the third. See you soon, stay tuned! THE THIRD SESSION IS UNMISSABLE!

  • Mar 13, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: DINNER BREAK

    HOW'S THAT? OUT! INDIA REVIEW! NOT-OUT! Embuldeniya gets one to jag into Jadeja sharply from way outside off. Jadeja misses the cut after rocking on the backfoot. He is struck on the front pad. Umpire Anil Chaudhary gave it out. Jadeja reviewed and the replay showed the impact was outside off.

    India are 199/5 after 45 overs, lead by 342 runs at the Dinner Break

  • Mar 13, 2022 06:16 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score

    India are 196/5 after 45 overs. We are just 4 minutes away from Dinner

  • Mar 13, 2022 06:03 PM IST

    IND vs SL Pink-Ball Test Live: Pant out after record 50

    OUT! He goes for a huge hoick on the on side after skipping down the pitch but top edges it. Bowler Jayawickrama does well, despite being injured, to run to the short cover and complete the caught and bowled.

    IND are 184/5 after 42 overs, lead by 327 runs.

    Ravindra Jadeja is the new batter in

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    IND vs SL Live: Rishabh Pant: Fastest 50 in Tests by an Indian

    FOUR! Rishabh Pant enters the history books by creaming the rank half volley through covers for 4 and becoming the fastest half-centurion from India

    28 Rishabh Pant vs SL Bengaluru 2022 *

    30 Kapil Dev vs Pak Karachi 1982

    31 Shardul Thakur vs Eng Oval 2021

    32 V Sehwag vs Eng Chennai 2008

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:55 PM IST

    IND vs SL: India motor on

    FOUR! A warm welcome to Lakmal by Pant. Wastes no time in attacking him. He dances down the strip and smashes it through extra cover for 4.

    FOUR! Short and drifting down leg. Iyer, on one leg, gets inside the line of the ball and help it along its way to the fine leg fence.

    IND are 179/4 after 41 overs, lead by 322 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Change in bowling

    Pacer Suranga Lakmal (4-2-10-0) returns

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:44 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Test: India's lead crosses 300

    FOUR! Short and Pant, on the backfoot, uses the depth of the crease and cuts it square for 4.

    IND are 165/4 after 39 overs, lead by 308 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:40 PM IST

    RISHABH PANT HITS TWO MORE BOUNDARIES

    FOUR! After reverse-sweeping de Silva for a four in the previous over, he laps the ball to the fine leg fence.

    FOUR! A rank long hop and Pant hops onto the back foot and swivel pulls it past a diving Lakmal and past the deep mid-wicket fence.

    He has raced to 35 off 18.

    IND are 156/4 after 38 overs, lead by 299 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:32 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: Kohli falls prey to another 'lowey'

    OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! Jayawickrama traps Kohli on 13 and the former India captain can't help but smile. You have to feel for him. Once again, he trapped plumb in front off a delivery that spun in sharply and kept low

    IND are 139/4 after 35.4 overs, lead by 283 runs

    Shreyas Iyer now walks in

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:27 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Pant already putting on a show

    FOUR! SUCH A RISKY SHOT BUT THAT'S RISHABH PANT! He rocks onto the backfoot and goes deep in his crease before cutting the ball through deep backward point for 4. SL were thinking of a review as they thought the ball had struck the pads but they didn't take it.

    SIX! GOING…GOING…GONE! Pant's second six of the match. He goes down the track and throws the kitchen sink on the lofted shot and just clears Kusal Mendis at long off.

    IND are 139/3 after 35 overs, lead by 282 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score: Start of Pant's fireworks

    SIX! AND PANT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO GO BIG! Dances down the track and with the ball spinning into him, he hammers the ball way over the deep mid-wicket fence

    IND are 126/3 after 34 overs, lead by 269 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:16 PM IST

    IND vs SL Live: Jayawickrama cleans up Vihari

    BOWLED HIM! The limping Jayawickrama bowls it full and straight. Vihari misses the ball on the sweep and the ball dips past the pads to hit the timber. He is gone for 35.

    IND are 116/3 after 33.1 overs. 

    Rishabh Pant is the new batter in

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:14 PM IST

    IND vs SL: SHOT, KOHLI

    FOUR! Virat Kohli dances down the track and lifts the ball over the bowler's head for 4. 

    IND are 116/2 after 33 overs, lead by 259 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma is out on 46

    OUT! Rohit Sharma goes for a huge hoick to Dhananjaya de Silva, doesn't time it well enough and is caught at long-on by Angelo Mathews

    Virat Kohli is the new batter in and the crowd goes ballistic. Probably the only place where the Indian crowd will become this loud after Rohit Sharma's wicket.

    IND are 98/2 after 30.2 overs.

  • Mar 13, 2022 05:03 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: 30 overs gone

    India are 98/1, lead by 241 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:56 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: 50-run stand

    FIFTY-RUN STAND! The first of the match comes up between Vihari and captain Rohit. 

    IND are 96/1 after 28 overs, lead by 239 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    Half an hour into second session

    IND are 90/1 after 27 overs, lead by 233 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:45 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: Another boundary for Vihair

    FOUR! A GIFT THAT VIHARI ACCEPTS WITH OPEN ARMS! After testing the outside edge previously, Embuldeniya dishes out a juicy full toss on Vihari's pads and the batter clips the ball wide of mid-on for 4. 

    IND are 87/1 after 25 overs, lead by 230 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:42 PM IST

    Score update

    This is brave from Jayawickrama. he is hobbling to his delivery mark but is still able to pitch the ball in the right areas.

    So far, India have been able to score runs at a hefty rate in the second session

    IND are 81/1 after 24 overs, lead by 224 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Vihari settling in well

    FOUR! Lovely shot from Vihari. Once again, he takes out LBW out of the equation by clearing his front foot on his stride forward. Get to the pitch of the ball and muscles it through covers for 4. 

    IND are 79/1 after 23 overs, lead by 222 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Jayawickrama bowls a maiden!

    He had sprained his ankle in the first innings, but he took the field after taking a time out and then bowled a maiden over. He isn't 100 per cent fit though, can be seen limping his way back to his position.

    IND 72/1 after 20 overs, lead by 215 runs.

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:28 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Vihari, Rohit begin with boundaries!

    Embuldeniya dished out a loosener and Vihari rocked back to pull it through mid-wicket for a boundary in the first ball. Rohit then hit the fourth ball with a reverse sweep for a boundary.

    IND are 72/1 after 19 overs, lead by 215 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:21 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: LET'S PLAY

    Lasith Embuldeniya to Hanuma Vihari and we are underway again

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    Welcome back 

    We are back with the second session of the day, where India is expected to extend the lead to around 275 before declaring. But, you just never know.  Let's see what happens!

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    IND vs SL: It's been too easy for India

    Their session again. Took 4 wickets in 5.5 overs and then extending the lead past 200. You'd suppose India will bat for an hour more and once they have 250-270 in the bag, the declaration will come. 

    We will back in 10 for the second session

  • Mar 13, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: TEA ON DAY 2

    India reach 61/1 after 18 overs at Tea on Day 2, lead by 204 runs

    Skipper Rohit Sharma (30*) and Hanuma Vihari (8*) currently hold fort

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    Change in bowling: De Silva introduced

    Right-arm spinner Dhananjaya de Silva has been introduced. 

    1 run off the over

    IND are 58/1 after 16 overs, lead by 201 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score: 50 UP FOr INDIA

    FOUR! Lovely cover drive from Vihari to bring up India's team 50 in the second innings.

    IND are 53/1 after 14 overs, lead by 196 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    Sri Lanka lose review

    HOW'S THAT? NOT OUT! SL REVIEW AND IT'S AN UNSUCCESSFUL ONE!

    Left-arm pacer Fernando, from around the wicket, wraps Vihari on the pads. SL appeal big and umpire Nitin Menon gives him not-out. The replay shows the ball was missing the stumps. 

    IND are 43/1 after 12 overs, lead by 186 runs.

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:33 PM IST

    IND vs SL Pink-Ball Test Live: Mayank Agarwal falls

    GONE! Embuldeniya gets the big wicket of Mayank Agarwal as SL get their first breakthrough. Pitched up and outside off. Mayank reached the ball with a big stride forward and looks to defend with hard hands. The ball, however, finds the edge and he is caught by de Silva at second slip

    IND are 42/1 after 104 overs, lead by 185 runs

    Hanuma Vihari walks out to bat

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:28 PM IST

    Score update

    After 10 overs, India are 37/0 and lead by 180 runs.

    Rohit (19*) and Mayank Agarwal (18*) currently hold fort.

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    IND vs SL Pink-Ball Test Live: ROhit Sharma brings out the reverse sweep

    FOUR! Rohit hits Embuldeniya for a four on the first ball. He plays the reverse sweep with utmost control. Not a shot we see from him often

    IND are 35/0 after 9 overs, lead by 178 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    IND vs SL Live: Mayank Agarwal dealing in boundaries

    FOUR! Freebie, this one. The ball was drifting down leg and Mayank flicked the ball gently to find 4 through fine leg.

    FOUR! A streaky boundary but he'll take it. Goes off the edge and races to the deep backward square point fence

    IND are 31/0 after 8 overs, lead by 174 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:15 PM IST

    IND vs SL LIVE: Change in the attack

    The play resumes and after Lakmal completes his over, Karunaratne introduces Vishwa Fernando, who only bowled three overs in the first innings

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:10 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Jayawickrama hurt and walk off. Injury scare

    A small halt. Jayawickrama at backward point is receiving treatment after being hit on the knee while fielding.  It doesn't look good at all. He is in a lot of pain and this doesn't look good. He is being taken off with the help of two people. His right foot is barely touching the ground. 
    We hope get gets better soon.

    Another injury in SL's bowling departement. He will be missed if he can't continue. Picked up 3 wickets in the first innings.

    Chamiks is the substitute fielder in

     

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live Score

    FOUR! Length ball pitching outside off that turns away further. Rohit rocks onto the backfoot and cuts the ball through deep point for 4.

    8 off the over. India are 18/0 after 6 overs, lead by 161 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 03:01 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Test

    FOUR! LEAD PAST 150! A length ball outside off and Agarwal guides the ball to the third man fence for 4

    India are 10/0 after 5 overs, lead by 153 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: Mayank off the mark with a 4

    FOUR! Super shot and Agarwal is off the mark in style. Generously tossed up, Agarwal takes his front foot, gets to the pitch of the ball and he thumps it along the turf through vacant cover region for 4.

    India are 5/0 after 4 overs, lead by 148 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: Lasith Embuldeniya, left-arm orthodox, introduced

    Rohit Sharma is off the mark a single

    IND are 1/0 after 2 overs, lead by 144 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Maiden from Lakmal

    Mayank happy to see off the first over from Lakmal

    IND are 0/0 after 1 over, lead by 143 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:39 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score: Second innings resumes

    Team India openers Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal get the second innings underway.

    Suranga Lakmal with the new ball. His final outing with the ball for his nation.

    India lead by 143 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:38 PM IST

    An unwanted record for Sri Lanka

    109 is the second-lowest total by Sri Lanka in Tests against India

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:37 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live Score: T'is the Bumrah show

    10-4-24-5: These are Bumrah's figures. On a pitch where SL spinners wreaked havoc, Bumrah bagged a five-for as India pacers picked up 7/10 wickets

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:35 PM IST

    Just 5.5 overs needed on Day 2

    Well, that was quicker than expected. It began with Bumrah dismissing Embudleniya followed by Ashwin cleaning up Lakmal. 

    Then, Bumrah took his 5th, the most important one of the day, before Ashwin did the rest.

    Just 35 balls needed. 

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Test: SRI LANKA BOWLED OUT

    OUT! Ashwin spins his web again as he outfoxes Vishwa Fernando and Pant does the rest by stumping him.

    Sri Lanka are all-out for 109, meaning India have won a first innings lead of 143.

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: Five-wicket haul for Bumrah

    GONE! BUMRAH HAS FIRST 5-FER IN INDIA AND HE GETS THE BIG WICKET OF DICKWELLA! Another menacing bouncer that catches the glove of a retreating Dickwella on its way to the keeper.

    Vishwa Fernando is in at 11.

    SL are 100/9 after 35 overs, trail by 152 run

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:18 PM IST

    FOUR AND OUT! R Ashwin strikes

    FOUR! First runs and boundary of the series for Lakmal. He clears the front leg and lofts the ball to the long-on fence

    BOWLED HIM! Ashwin has the last laugh. Pitches in line and then turns away sharply, beats Lakmal's bat to rattle the stumps.

    SL are 100/9 after 34 overs, trail by 152 runs

    Praveen Jayawickrama is the new batter in

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:15 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: Bumrah gets his fourth wicket

    IN THE AIR AND GONE! Bumrah needed only 8 balls to scalp his first of the day. Embuldeniya dismissed on 1. A good bouncer angling into the left-hander. Embuldeniya played a pull shot on one leg and top-edged it straight to the keeper.

    SL are 95/7 after 32.2 overs

    Suranga Lakmal is the new batter in

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:08 PM IST

    R Ashwin from the other end

    And as expected, we see spin immediately from the other end.

    SL are 95/6 after 32 overs, trail by 157 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live Score: We are finally underway

    FOUR! Dickwella is up and away on Day 2 by guiding the length ball outside off between slips and gully for 4

    FOUR! Same shot, same result. 

    SL are 94/6 after 31 overs, trail by 158 runs

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:02 PM IST

    SWARM OF BEES

    Well, there is a swarm of bees that has halted the start of the first day. WOW

  • Mar 13, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score: LET'S PLAY

    Niroshan Dickwella (13*) and Lasith Embuldeniya (0*) resume SL's innings at 86/6. They still trail by 166 runs in the first innings.

    Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the first over of the day.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:59 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 

    Out come the players. 

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:57 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Shreyas Iyer speaks before the start of Day 2

    "When I was sitting inside there was drama happening in every over and the thrill was intense. I didn't want to get out defending the ball because there are more chances of getting out that way rather than scoring runs. In my mind the intent had to be positive and that's what I had decided before going out to bat. When the left arm spinner was bowling, there was no mid-wicket and my plan was to step across and see if there's a single because mid-off was also behind. Even if I flash at the ball it had to drop safely. I did not have it (the hundred) in mind, once I reached the 80s, Jassie (Bumrah) was defending the ball really well and I never thought I have to take the single on the 5th-6th ball. It is part and parcel of the game. Today wasn't my day and I have no regrets. When the ball was new, it was swinging and seaming pretty good. We discussed in the dressing room that the fast bowlers are going to play an immense role and that's what we saw."

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:55 PM IST

    Super Sunday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru

    KSCA has allowed 100% crowd for this Test. Today being a Sunday, expect a full stadium.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Test: A quick reminder of venue insights

    Highest Team Total:

    626/10 By India Against Pakistan In 2007.

    Lowest Team Total:

    103/10 By Afghanistan Against India In 2018.

    Highest Individual Score:

    267 By Younis Khan (Pakistan) Against India In 2005.

    Best Bowling Figures:

    8/50 By Nathan Lyon (Australia) Against India In 2017.

    Highest Partnership:

    324 By Inzamam-Ul-Haq And Younis Khan (Pakistan) For 3rd

    Wicket Against India In 2005.

    Win Rate Batting First:

    40% (4 Won; 2 Lost; 4 Draw)

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    Some number nuggets for you, dear followers

     

    • 0: Sri Lanka is yet to win a Test match in India, SL has played 21 Tests in which 9 has ended in a draw and 12 lost.

    • 9: Ravindra Jadeja needs 9 more Test wickets to complete 250 Test wickets, if he gets this 2nd Test, he will be he will be 3rd Quickest Indian to reach this landmark after R Ashwin and Anil Kumble. Jadeja will be playing his 59th Test.

    • 3: catches Rohit Sharma needs to complete 50 Test catches.

    • 8: Rishabh Pant needs 8 more sixes to complete 50 sixes in Tests.

    • 8: wickets Vishwa Fernando needs to complete 50 Test wickets.

    • 1: Sri Lanka is the only team to win a D/N Test in away conditions. They have played 3 Tests (1 win in WI,1 win in U.A.E. and 1 defeat in AUS).

    • 100%: India has won both the D/N Tests in India.

    • 6: wickets Axar Patel needs to complete 100 International wickets for India, his current spilt is as follow (36 Tests, 45 ODIs and 13 T20Is).

    • 6: If Rishabh Pant takes 6 more catches, he will have 3rd most catches as a designated Wicketkeeper for India in Tests. Most catches as WK for India- MS Dhoni 256, Syed Kirmani- 160, Kiran More -110 and R Pant- 105.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Pink-Ball Test: Watch- Virat Kohli copies Jasprit Bumrah's action

    Virat Kohli, the entertainer, never fails to surprise- WATCH KOHLI IMITATING BUMRAH HERE

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    STAT: Most wickets to fall on the first day of a D/N Test

    16 Ind vs SL Bengaluru 2022 *

    13 SA vs Zim Port Elizabeth 2017

    13 NZ vs Eng Auckland 2018

    13 Ind vs Ban Kolkata 2019

    13 Ind vs Eng Ahmedabad 2021

    (Courtesy: Cricbuzz)

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    IND vs SL Live: Eyes on the prize

    Mohammed Shami is gearing up for what could be the final day of Sri Lanka's tour of India. Are you ready?

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:34 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Shreyas Iyer: No regrets

    Watch Shreyas Iyer speak about his knock and missing the ton.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    30 minutes to start of day 2

    We are just half an hour away from the start of the second day. Who will reign supreme in the first session?

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score: Format offers to everyone

    In the two D/N Tests, 29 wickets have been picked by both spinners and pacers. But spinners have done in comparison pacers.

    Overall, in 18 D/N Tests 153 wickets are taken by spinners. 49.01% of these come in Asian conditions in 4 Tests (75/153). Spinners have taken 16 balls less to pick a wicket compared to Pacers in Asian conditions

    D/N Tests in Asian conditions have concluded with within less span in terms of overs compared to Tests Outside Asia.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:27 PM IST

    IND vs SL Live

    The Final Test of the series will be played at Bengaluru which will be D/N Test.

    • So far there have been two Day-Night Tests played in India and in both the bowlers have dominated the contest, the two D/N Tests which were concluded in just 5 days.

    o Against Bangladesh at Kolkata -3 days, 2019

    o Against England at Ahmedabad-2 days, 2021.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Ravindra Jadeja loves bowling at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

    At Bengaluru Jadeja has played 3 Tests and picked 17 wickets which is 3rd most for him at any venue.

    o 27 wickets at Mohali

    o 19 wickets at Delhi

    o 17 wickets at Bengaluru

    • Jadeja has got these wickets at an average of 8.88 and strikes after 20.6 balls at Bengaluru.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:21 PM IST

    Expect Ravindra Jadeja to fire today

    Since his comeback from the injury, Jadeja has scored 245 runs in 4 matches (3 T20Is & a Test) vs Sri Lanka, importantly he is yet to be dismissed by any SL bowler.

    • He has picked 11 wickets as well which is the most so far in both the series (T20Is & Test) between two sides.

    • Further if we look at Jadeja’s record against Sri Lanka across formats in 44 matches he has scored 726 runs at an average of 55.84 & strike rate of 80.57 and picked 62 wickets.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:17 PM IST

    India pacers' figures at Stumps on Day 1

    Jasprit Bumrah: 7 overs | 3 maiden |15 runs |3 wickets

    Mohammed Shami: 6 overs | 1 maiden |18 runs |2 wickets

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live Score: India pacers run riot

    Under the lights with a brand new pink ball, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah made merry, picking up 5/6 wickets before Stumps

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:10 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Test: Shreyas Iyer's unwanted record

    Iyer joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in an unwanted list. Find out WHICH LIST HERE

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    A fifty that felt like a century- Why Iyer celebrated the way he did

    He said at press conference after Day 1:

    "I personally felt that fifty was like a century. That's why I celebrated like that. It was like a century feeling for me.

    "You saw the players who defended the ball, there was a lot of chance of nicking, and there was variable bounce on that wicket. You can't just play very negatively on that wicket and just keep defending the ball. You've got to have that positive intent when you step out on the field. The wicket is not that great. It's obviously bowler-friendly."

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: Iyer misses well-deserved century

    Shreyas Iyer batted extremely well with the lower order. He got to 92 before being stumped off Jayawickrama.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Shreyas Iyer follows suit

    Seeing Pant go all guns blazing at the other end, Shreyas Iyer replicated the feat on his end. Even after the keeper's departure, Iyer kept finding the boundaries on regular intervals.

  • Mar 13, 2022 01:00 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score: Pant leading by example

    While the pitch continued to play tricks, India's top order relied heavily on their defence. However, as soon as Rishabh Pant arrived, the atmosphere in the stadium changed drastically as he led the way with his attacking mindset. He scored a ballistic 39 (off 26 balls) before losing his stumps to Embuldeniya.

  • Mar 13, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    IND vs SL Live: Hanuma Vihari reassuring at no.3

    Batting at no.3 for India for the second time in his career, Vihari looked at one with the position. In the first game at Mohali, he hit a well-constructed half-century and in Bengaluru, he looked in control during his knock of 31. Some of his drives were so pleasing to the eyes and so technically sound that it got the great Sunil Gavaskar lavishing praise on him.

  • Mar 13, 2022 12:50 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Still no century for Virat Kohli

    Former India skipper Virat Kohli looked sufficiently comfortable for a large part of his 48-ball knock. He hit two lovely boundaries and forged a handy stand with Hanuma Vihari as the hosts lost both the openers inside the first 10 overs. Batting on 23, he was undone by low bounce and sharp turn and had to walk back with utter disbelief. 

  • Mar 13, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live Score: Mayank Agarwal's nightmare

    While the first session was an entertaining one, there was one particular instance that left one segment of the fans in splits and the other in agony.  Mayank Agarwal, who played cover drive to get off the mark in his first Test on home turf, fell prey to a comical run-out. Here is how the world of Twitter reacted.

  • Mar 13, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Test: Sri Lanka spinners turn up

    Until the start of the current Test, the Lankan spinners averaged 52.23 and could only bag 115 wickets in the 21 matches in India. However, on Saturday, they performed exceedingly well, bagging 8/10 Indian wickets.

  • Mar 13, 2022 12:35 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka Live: Bengaluru, the bowler's paradise

    Usually, the M. Chinnaswamy track is batting friendly but it favoured the bowlers heavily on Day 1. A total of 16 wickets were picked. 16 wickets on the first day. 

  • Mar 13, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Hello and Welcome

    Hello and Welcome to the live coverage of Day 2 of the second India vs Sri Lanka Test match being played in Bengaluru. The pink-ball Test was off to an entertaining start, with 16 wickets falling on the opening day and Shreyas Iyer playing a brilliant knock. The Lankans are 86/6 and still trail the hosts by 166 runs. This Test, ladies and gents, could well and truly get over today. So, sit back and enjoy the action from this day-night Test. This is Shivansh Gupta and I will be keeping you company today.

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  • Butcher congratulated Bumrah for leading India for the first time and said he is the first fast bowler to lead India in Tests. Bumrah was quick to counter the former opener with Kapil Dev's name to which Butcher said he was an all-rounder. Here's the conversation took place between the two at toss time.
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India captain Bumrah reveals opening combination for Edgbaston Test, Ashwin out

  • With both Rohit and Rahul missing, the batting order remained a major concern for India heading into the Test and India's stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah revealed the team's opening combination.
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India's Jasprit Bumrah with teammates during the warm up before the match (Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 02:52 PM IST
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  • India vs England 5th Test Live Cricket Score Day 1: Rain stopped play after Anderson struck twice to remove Gill and Pujara in the opening session. Follow Live score and updates of the IND vs ENG Match Today at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
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Nothing stopping Root from breaking Tendulkar's Test record, says ex-teammate

  • Joe Root has been on a run-scoring spree for nearly two years and is widely touted to surpass Sachin Tendulkar's record for most career runs in Test cricket. 
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Australia crush Sri Lanka in first Test after Lyon and Head spin web

Lyon (4-31) combined with spin partner Mitchell Swepson (2-34) to mow down Sri Lanka's top order and Head polished off their tail to skittle out Sri Lanka for 113 in their second innings.
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Lyon surpasses legendary Kapil Dev to enter elusive top-10 club in Test history

  • Lyon achieved the feat en route to Australia's remarkable 10-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the first Test of the series in Galle.
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Published on Jul 01, 2022 01:17 PM IST
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'Bumrah captaincy a big, difficult call. People know my thoughts about him'

  • A former England is the latest to weigh in on Jasprit Bumrah's appointment as captain for the India vs England Test. A veteran of 58 Tests and 159 ODIs, the ex-fast bowler feels feels giving Bumrah the leadership is a bold call.
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Was Jasprit Bumrah's appointment as India captain the right call? (Getty)
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'We had this conversation many years ago...': SL legend on Bumrah captaincy call

  • Moments after the big announcement on Thursday, Sri Lanka legend and Mahela Jayawardene was effusive in his praise for Bumrah and hailed the captaincy call as "incredible" and "brilliant".
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'Giving Bumrah India captaincy can create confusion': Former England great

  • Calling Bumrah India's potent strike bowler, Giles said he might be in a dilemma about how to use himself during the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham starting Friday (July 1).
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