Team India Created History: India beat Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the second test match played in Bangalore to clean sweep the two-match series. Sri Lanka had a target of 447 runs. In reply, the visiting team was reduced to 208 runs. For India, R Ashwin took 4 and Jasprit Bumrah took 3 wickets. Axar Patel got 2 while Ravindra Jadeja got 1 wicket. Bumrah took 8 wickets in the match. Rishabh Pant was adjudged man of the series.
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Captain Dimuth Karunaratne (107) was the top scorer for Sri Lanka in the second innings. 7 The batter could not even go into double digits. Shreyas Iyer, who scored fifty in both the innings, got the ‘Player of the Match’ and Rishabh Pant, who scored 185 runs in the series, got the ‘Player of the Series’ award.
India Won 15th Consecutive Series
This is the Indian team’s 15th consecutive Test series win at home grounds. India lost a home series for the last time in 2012. Then he was overthrown by England. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain at that time. Since then, the Indian team has not lost any home Test series. So far no team has won so many series on their home grounds.
India has made a clean sweep in the Test series against Sri Lanka for the third time. Earlier in 1993/94 and 2017 India defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the 3-match Test series.
Shreyas Iyer performed brilliantly in both the innings of the Day-Night Test. When he came out to bat in the first innings, India’s score was 86/4 at that time. After this, Iyer, playing the fourth Test, not only held one end, but also scored fast runs. However, he could not complete his second century and was dismissed for 92 runs in 98 balls.
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Rishabh Pant Stunned
Rishabh Pant did an amazing job in the test series. He scored 185 runs in 3 innings. As a wicketkeeper, took 5 catches and did 3 stumpings. In the second innings of the second Test, Pant also became the fastest fifty for India in the Test format. In the second innings, Pant completed his half-century in just 28 balls. He also broke Kapil Dev’s 40-year-old record. Kapil scored a fifty against Pakistan in 1982 in 30 balls. Team India Created History.
Karunaratne’s Captaincy Innings
Wickets may be falling from one end, but at the other end, Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne stood firm. He completed his 14th century in Test cricket and second against India in 166 balls. However, he could not progress his innings and was clean bowled on the coming ball of Jasprit Bumrah.
- This was Karunaratne’s second century in the day-night Test.
- This was his sixth century as captain.
- He also became the third player from SL to score 1,000 runs in the fourth innings. The names of Kumar Sangakkara (1163) and Mahela Jayawardene (1096) come before him.