IND vs SL second test: India sets impossible target to visitors: SL lose 28/1 at stumps
India has complete control over the second test match. Sri Lanka needs to win 419 runs with nine wickets left. But Visitors are struggling to face Bumrah and Ashwin's spin attack.
Bengaluru: Quick runs of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant helped India sets Sri Lanka mammoth 447 run target on the second day. India grabs complete control of the second test on Sunday.
India declared second innings at 303 for nine wickets. Iyer and Pant scored 67 and 50 runs respectively. Chasing quite an impossible target of 447 runs, Sri Lanka lost one wicket for 28 runs at stumps. The visitors need to survive three full days to chase the target.
In the first innings, Jasprit Bumrah has taken 5 wickets, restricted the Lankan batsmen to 109 runs. Bumrah has given a jolt to visitors by taking one wicket in the second innings. It was Bumrah’s maiden five-wicket haul in Tests on home soil.
Sri Lanka now needs a miracle to save this Test. Actually, it has to chase this down: it seems unlikely that the batters would be able to put down their shutters for three full days.
The visitors are struggling to face Bumrah and Ashwin, they would need no less than a miraculous show to save the match after ending the second day at 28 for one. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (10) and Kusal Mendis (16) will resume Sri Lankan chase on Monday.
With plenty of time at their disposal after bundling out Sri Lanka for 109 in the first session of the day for a 143-run first-innings lead, India batters gained more experience of playing with pink ball on a wicket that assisted spinners.
India 1st innings: 252 in 59.1 overs. Sri Lanka 1st innings: 109 all out in 35.5 overs (Angelo Mathews 43; Jasprit Bumrah 5/24).
India 2nd innings: 303 for 9 declared in 68.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 67, Rishabh Pant 50, Rohit Sharma 46; Praveen Jayawickrama 4/78). Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 28/1 (Dimuth Karunaratne 10, Kusal Mendis 16, Jasprit Bumrah 1/9)