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Shreyas Iyer Becomes First Indian to create massive record in pink ball Test

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CRICDOT DESK : Flamboyant India batter Shreyas Iyer scripted records on Sunday with any other half-century with inside the 2nd Test suit towards Sri Lanka at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. On a turning track, Iyer performed a marvelous knock of ninety two runs with inside the first innings in which not one of the Indian batters didn’t get beyond 50, he observed it up with any other preventing fifty withinside the 2nd innings. He scored sixty seven runs off 87 balls earlier than getting disregarded through Lasith Embuldeniya.

With dual half-centuries with inside the identical suit, Iyer will become the primary Indian batter to sign up a fifty-plus rating in each innings of the day-night time Test. While typical he have become the fourth batter to accomplish that after Darren Bravo, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne.

50-plus rating in each innings of a day-night time Test
87 & 116 – Darren Bravo v Pak Dubai 2016
130 & 63 – Steve Smith v Pak Brisbane 2016
143 & 50 – Marnus Labuschagne v NZ Perth 2019
103 & 51 – Marnus Labuschagne v Eng Adelaide 2021
ninety two & sixty seven – Shreyas Iyer v SL Bengaluru 2022

Iyer performed a important position to position India in a snug role because the hosts presently revel in an top hand as Sri Lanka want 419 runs to win with nine wickets in hand. The 27-year-vintage overlooked out on a well-deserving century withinside the first innings. He expressed his sadness on lacking 2d Test century however turned into extraordinarily glad to make a contribution to the team`s overall whilst matters had been getting hard to rating.

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“I am upset that I overlooked out on a hundred, however in case you see from the team`s perspective, we were given to a totally preventing overall, that is 250, particularly in this wicket. And severely I don`t have any regrets. When I play at the field, I play for the team, I don`t play for myself. The effects count number for me and my teammates, skipper, coaches, they all were truely supportive at some stage in and that`s what truely matters,” Iyer stated with inside the post-suit press conference.

“And I felt fifty turned into like a century due to the fact I celebrated it turned into like a century feeling for me,” he added. During his innings, Shreyas used his footwork to perfection. He charged down the wicket pretty frequently particularly towards the spinners to negate the turn.

“My plan after I went out to bat turned into to reduce down the spin (negate turn), so I determined to step out. As I turned into status at the center stump, I turned into slicing down throughout the wicket so I should cowl the spin and may take a unmarried with inside the mid-wicket location and I am assured after I do that. When you step out, you play with the thoughts of the bowler and wreck his line and length,” the batter explained.

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