India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Day 1, highlights: Shreyas, Bumrah make it India's day

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Day 1: Catch live score updates, commentary and highlights from Day 1 of the second IND vs SL Test in Bengaluru.

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Shreyas Iyer scored an attacking 92 to prop up India. - PTI

Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Day 1 of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.

A huge mountain to climb on day two for Sri Lanka, if it has to make a fight of this. Its spinners troubled India's top-order batters - including Virat Kohli - but in the post-tea session, allowed Shreyas Iyer to play an outstanding innings.

"I didn't want to get out defending the ball," Shreyas tells broadcasters, reflecting on his 92.

India's first-innings total of 252 now appears to a daunting one, as Bumrah and Shami bowled well under lights to scythe through Sri Lanka's top order.

Plenty of action awaits us on day two. Join us then. Goodbye.

 

SL 86/6 in 30 overs: Mathews' stay ends. Bumrah gets the big fish. It's an off-cutter again; Mathews pokes at it and edges to Rohit Sharma at second slip. A shot in the arm for India just before the end of the day's play. Mathews was playing well.

Lasith Embuldeniya survives a testing over from Shami, who troubles him with a short delivery and then follows it up with a yorker. That's stumps. End of day one.

Angelo Mathews c Rohit b Bumrah 43 (85b, 3x4, 2x6)

SL 85/5 in 28 overs: Mathews is settling in. Always a treat to see him bat, especially when he's batting so well. The pitch is a minefield but he has found a way to survive. Plays an inside-out stroke to Axar and picks up four runs through extra cover.

A bit of excitement as there's an appeal for a run-out. But Mathews had reached his crease on time. The stump-lights had flashed, though, as Rishabh Pant's gloves touched the wicket. No harm done. Mathews gets a good-length delivery from Ashwin; he plays a slog-sweep to deep midwicket for a single. It was hit hard but the fielder was there.

Bumrah back into the attack. Bowls an off-cutter that completely foxes Mathews.

SL 71/5 in 24 overs: Niroshan Dickwella, the new batter, converts a full delivery into a full toss as he plants his front foot across and sweeps the ball to square leg for a four. Greeted with a silence by the crowd.

Mathews tees off again! It's an encore. Full, hit down the ground. SIX!

Two singles off Ashwin's fourth over.

SL 57/5 in 21 overs: Asalanka is known for his blitzkriegs in limited-overs cricket, and he brings in his innate belligerence as he comes down the track to go after Axar Patel. Doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, and he skies it up for Ashwin, near mid-on, to take a simple catch. Sri Lanka five down.

Charith Asalanka c Ashwin b Patel 5 (8b, 1x4)

The ball is spinning sharply and there's bounce. One of the deliveries of Jadeja's fifth over is a quicker one, landing on a good-length spot in front of the batter and turning past him. Mathews did well to prevent an edge to that. What a delivery.

SL 50/4 in 17 overs: Shami changes his length just a bit, inviting the drive. Mathews takes the bait and his a beautiful straight drive for four. His second boundary of the over is streaky; the ball is full - but not overpitched - and well outside off, and Mathews goes for the drive. The ball hits the outside edge of the bat and runs away to the point boundary. Grimace from Rohit.

Ravindra Jadeja, bowling his third over, gets hit for a boundary by Charith Asalanka. Asalanka comes down the pitch and flicks the ball past mid-on for four. DRINKS.

Eventful first over from Axar Patel. Nearly has the wicket of Mathews. The ball pitches on a good length and bounces sharply, catching the shoulder of the bat and ballooning to no-man's land on the off-side. Mathews gets a full delivery and hits a six! Clean strike down the ground. Fifty up for Sri Lanka with a single.

 

SL 29/4 in 13 overs: De Silva comes on to the front foot and hangs his bat just a bit to guide the ball to the point boundary. It's Sri Lanka's first boundary in more than seven overs. But Shami has the last laugh, as he gets a delivery to come in after pitching and gets De Silva out lbw! It's given not out, but Rohit goes for the review with two seconds remaining, and it's turned out be a good decision!

De Silva played from the crease, looking to flick to the leg side. But the ball thudded into the flap of his right pad. Three reds, the ball tracker shows.

Dhananjaya de Silva lbw b Mohammed Shami 10 (24b, 1x4)

Another probing over from Bumrah to Mathews. But Mathews is up to the challenge. He drives a delivery, too, pick up two runs through extra cover. It's an attacking field for him so there's no one in that region, the fielder at silly point doing fielding the ball. Enough time for two runs.

De Silva negotiates Shami's over carefully. It's a maiden.

SL 18/3 in 8 overs: Mohammed Shami into the attack. He bowls from around the wicket to Karunaratne. First ball, it's on a good length, coming in with the angle. Karunaratne is bowled! The ball goes through the gap between the bat and the pad. It came in just slightly after pitching.

Dimuth Karunaratne b Shami 3 (13b, 1x4)

A huge shout for lbw, turned down by umpire Nitin Menon. Review taken. It's wasted by India, as Dhananjaya de Silva had a thick inside edge to that one. On a good length, played from the crease; de Silva just about survives.

A probing over from Bumrah to Angelo Mathews. Mathews edges one, too, but the ball falls short of Pant.

 

SL 14/2 in 5 overs: Welcome back. A cautious start from Sri Lanka. Mendis gets his team off the mark with a couple through the leg side off Jasprit Bumrah. Dimuth Karunaratne cautiously defends in the second over bowled by R. Ashwin.

Mendis goes! Bumrah bowls full, Mendis drives, a thick outside edge, and the ball flies to Shreyas Iyer at third slip. Back-to-back boundaries for No. 3 Thirimanne, both through the leg side.

Kusal Mendis c Iyer b Bumrah 2 (7b)

Karunaratne gets his first runs. He flicks one off Ashwin for a boundary.

And Bumrah is on fire! He picks up one more, as Thirimanne edges to the slips. Iyer the catcher again, this time he doesn't pouch it properly, the ball going into his midriff.

Lahiru Thirimanne c Iyer b Bumrah 8 (6b, 2x4)

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It's dinner time. It's been frenetic action in this post-tea session, with boundaries and wickets galore. It's too early in this game, but Shreyas Iyer's innings might well prove to be decisive. He took his chances, was dropped twice, but he lit up the M. Chinnaswamy stadium with his hits.

Join us, in about 40 minutes.

 

India 252 in 59.1 overs: Shreyas pulls once again for a boundary, for the nth time in this innings. Moves into the 80s. Jayawickrama nearly has him, though, as Shreyas comes down the pitch for another six, but doesn't connect as well as on other occasions. Kusal Mendis, coming in from long-on, tries his best but spills the catch. Dives to get a hand on it.

Has something happened to Mendis? He gets some treatment on his shoulder and then comes off the ground.

Embuldeniya bowls a full delivery on leg stump to Shreyas, who clears his front leg and tees off. SIX. Moves to 89. And then he drives through extra cover for a couple more.

Jayawickrama starts the 60th over with a flighted one pitching outside leg-stump and turning in. Shreyas goes down the pitch, misses it, and is stumped! Out for 92. An entertaining, valuable innings this, from Shreyas.

Shreyas Iyer st Dickwella b Jayawickrama 92 (98b, 10x4, 4x6)

India 242/9 in 57 overs: Jayawickrama back into the attack to bowl his 15th over. A long hop first up, and Mohammed Shami pulls the ball to midwicket for a boundary.

He doesn't stay for long. Tries to pull again, gets a top edge; the fielder at gully takes the catch.

Jasprit Bumrah, the No. 11, awkwardly defends or leaves the deliveries alone. Shouts of 'Bumrah, Bumrah' in the stands. But Shreyas continues on merrily, hitting through the line for a six down the ground off Jayawickrama. The crowd is loving this, the sun has set and twilight is setting in as well.

Mohammed Shami c de Silva b Jayawickrama 5 (8b, 1x4)

India 223/8 in 53 overs: Shami, the new batter, steers a short delivery from Embuldeniya straight to gully, but he's dropped. Lakmal bowls a frugal over to Shreyas, who is shielding Shami.

Lakmal comes into the attack. Can he stem the flow of runs? To an extent. Although Shreyas collects one more boundary, helping the ball to fine leg. And bowled! Axar gets a short-of-a-length delivery and tries to cut; the ball comes in with the angle from around the stumps and it hits the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. Silence once again at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium. India eight wickets down now.

Axar Patel b Lakmal 9 (7b, 0x4, 1x6)

Axar Patel, the new batter, joins in the fun. He gets a long hop from Embuldeniya and he pulls it for a six. Shreyas pulls, too, but is dropped by Charith Asalanka. And then again, another short delivery, pulled again. Six runs.

India 198/7 in 48 overs: Embuldeniya is experimenting with his trajectories and tossing in the odd arm ball for variety. And it nearly pays off as Shreyas is late to put bat on ball as he tries to play from his crease; the ball touches his thigh and goes through. It's two leg byes.

A shout for caught-behind. Given not out. Sri Lanka opts for the review but there's no bat on that one, the third umpire confirms. Shreyas was looking for the late cut.

Next over, Ashwin tries the same shot and falls to Dhananjaya de Silva! India seven down. But it doesn't make any difference to Shreyas, who is making merry. He comes down the track to de Silva and slogs to cow corner for a six! And he does it once more, this time to long-on. Two sixes in four deliveries gives him his half-century.

R. Ashwin c Dickwella b de Silva 13 (33b, 1x4)

India 177 for 6 in 46 overs: De Silva has a shout for lbw but it's not given. The impact is outside the off-stump as Ashwin comes forward to smother the good-length delivery. It's drinks - 177 for 6 in 46 overs.

A maiden over after a long time. Embuldeniya flights the ball but there aren't any loose deliveries. And normalcy resumes in the next over - Ashwin gets a full toss and flicks it to the leg side for his first boundary. A couple and two singles also from that over from Jayawickrama.

Virat Kohli walks back after being dismissed. - PTI

 

India 157/6 in 41 overs: Iyer stays back in his crease and plays a late cut for four. It's a nice stroke, but full of risk on such a pitch. And in the next over, he gets a short delivery which he pulls for four.

Shreyas Iyer is not wasting any time. Three fours in no time, as he drives and cuts, making room.

Jadeja, meanwhile, tries to negotiate a good-length delivery from Embuldeniya, the ball bounces and takes off! It hits the handle of the bat, and the fielder at slip takes an easy catch. The bounce surprised Jadeja. He goes for 4. India six down.

 

Ravindra Jadeja c Thirimanne b Embuldeniya 4 (14b, 1x4)

India 130/5 in 33 overs: Embuldeniya has his second, as Rishabh Pant is bowled! Embuldeniya makes use of sharp turn as he tempts Pant for a drive, the ball goes through the gap between the bat and the pad and runs to the boundary for four byes. Next ball, Pant stays back and tries to chop the ball, but is bowled.

Excellent length from the bowler; the batter was unsure of whether to come on the front foot or play it off the back foot.

Rishabh Pant b Embuldeniya 39 (26b, 7x4)

Jayawickrama bowling a leg-stump line, for some reason. Pant still collects runs; he gets two boundaries though fine leg, just tucking the ball off his hips. Meanwhile, Shreyas has his first boundary - a slap through cover off a short delivery. Expensive over, 13 from it.

Welcome back. Dhananjaya bowls the first over of the post-tea session. And Pant isn't holding back, collects two boundaries in a row. First, he comes down the track to hit one to long-off, and then he gets a full toss which he drives through extra cover.

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The ball is spinning sharply, and the odd ball is staying low, and this was just the first session of the contest. A big blow for India just before tea, Kohli dismissed for 23. India does bat deep, but Sri Lanka's spinners have their tails up.

Join us in about 20 minutes.

 

India 93/4 in 29 overs: A dropped catch, and now Kohli's dismissed lbw by Dhananjaya de Silva! It's all happening.

Rishabh Pant plays the belligerent stroke off Jayawickrama; after collecting a boundary through extra cover off a short delivery, he comes down the track for a mighty six, but doesn't connect very well. The ball flies to deep square leg where Lakmal drops the catch. The ball trickles over the boundary paddings as well.

But next over, off-spinner Dhananjaya is introduced. It's a straightforward delivery, pitching on off-stump or just outside, and coming in. But the ball stays too low. Kohli can't put bat to ball as he tries to flick, and is out!

Virat Kohli lbw b de Silva 23 (48b, 2x4)

 

Jayawickrama has his first! Vihari comes forward to defend a full delivery, gets a thin edge through to the wicketkeeper, who fumbles but eventually pouches it. Jayawickrama celebrates Shaheen Afridi style. India three down now, Vihari departs for 31.

Hanuma Vihari c Dickwella b Jayawickrama 31 (81b, 4x4)

Vihari leaves alone a delivery from Jayawickrama and it doesn't turn. It narrowly misses touching the off-stump. In the next over, Kohli cuts a short delivery to third man for a boundary.

India 70/2 in 24 overs: Vihari plays back to a delivery from Jayawickrama; the ball holds its line, coming in with the angle, and hits the pad. A huge shout for lbw, and it's given out! Is it going down the leg side? Kohli suggests it is, and asks his partner to take the review. Yes, the umpire has to overturn his on-field verdict.

Another good over from Embuldeniya. One of the delivery stays low and Vihari would have likely been given out had the ball thudded into his pads. Instead, Vihari got bat on it.

India 63/2 in 19 overs: Kohli is nearly caught out! He closes the face of his bat too early as he tries to flick one to the leg side. It's a leading edge to short cover, but the fielder just can't dive in front on time to pouch the ball. Jayawickrama covers his face with his palms. What an opportunity.

Kohli grimaces after nearly being dismissed. Next delivery, he comes on to the front foot, gets to the pitch of the ball, and defends the ball text-book style.

Off Embuldeniya, he plays his trademark bottom-handed drive off an overpitched delivery for four runs. Jayawickrama is hit once again for four - Vihari paddle-sweeps him - but he's gaining confidence now, not afraid to flight the ball.

India 46/2 in 15 overs: Kohli off the mark with a single to leg off Embuldeniya.

An expensive first over from Praveen Jayawickrama, who is also a left-arm spinner. One of the deliveries is a long hop and Vihari doesn't waste the opportunity to score, pulling the ball hard to deep midwicket for his first boundary. It's his first aggressive stroke, too.

Some more runs as Vihari sweeps to fine leg for a couple. And then he pulls again, this time for a single. After a quiet over from Embuldeniya, another expensive one from Jayawickrama.

Vihari gets a full delivery outside off and drives well to pick up four runs through extra cover. But Jayawickrama's sharply-turning delivery to Kohli has him beaten! Kohli comes forward the defend, the ball spins past hist bat!

India 29/2 in 11 overs: Virat Kohli is the new batter, in his 101st Test. He carefully plays out the rest of the over from Embuldeniya. Meanwhile, Lakmal continues to peg away; Vihari plays out a maiden over.

Encore for Embuldeniya, and this time he gets the wicket! Another full delivery outside off-stump, Rohit is the batter this time. He comes forward to defend, gets the edge and the ball travels to the slip fielder. Out for 15, is India's captain.

Rohit Sharma c de Silva b Embuldeniya 15 (25b, 1x4, 1x6)

Another probing over from Lakmal. Rohit gets a tempting full delivery on off-stump, but he just gently drives the ball for no run.

Excitement for Lasith Embuldeniya and for Sri Lanka. Hanuma Vihari edges as he comes forward to gently defend a full delivery but the ball falls short of the slip fielder, who dives to his right. An excellent over from the left-arm spinner.

Puff of dust is visible as Embuldeniya lands the ball. An encouraging sight for spinners. The pitch may crumble quickly. No wonder spin has been introduced as early as the eighth over.

India 24/1 in 7 overs: Rohit continues to be watchful against Lakmal.

Rohit indulges himself. He tucks into a short-of-a-length delivery from Fernando, pulling it for a six in front of square leg. What a shot!

Fernando bowling a leg-stump line from over the wicket to Rohit and Hanuma Vihari, the new batter. Five runs off the fourth over, including four runs off two flick shots.

India 12/1 in 3 overs: Lakmal has settled in on a good line and length as he tries to tease Rohit into playing away from his body.

 

And out! Mayank's out cheaply as he tries to pinch a single and doesn't find a response from his partner. Vishwa Fernando's delivery pitches on a good length and hits Mayank on the pads - has it pitched outside leg-stump? Huge shout for lbw, and amidst all this, Mayank calls his partner for a run and runs three quarters to the other end. The fielder comes in from point and lobs the ball to the wicketkeeper, who clips off the bails.

Sri Lanka went for the review, for a possible lbw dismissal. But the third umpire says it's a no-ball. So had Mayank not attempted that run, he would have been safe.

Mayank Agarwal run out (Jayawickrama) 4 (7b, 1x4)

Rohit clips the first delivery of the second over off his legs to pick up a boundary through square leg. What a start from the Indian openers.

 

Mayank lets the first delivery go through the keeper. It's on good length, in the corridor. Gets an inside edge as he tries to defend one. No harm done. And a glorious drive for a boundary through extra cover. Overpitched, outside off, and its driven sweetly by Mayank to loud cheers from the near-capacity crowd at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal are at the middle.

The Lankan fielders walk out to the field. A guard of honour for Suranga Lakmal who is playing his final international match for Sri Lanka.

India XI: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma(c), Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Sri Lanka XI: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama

Toss: India wins the toss, opts to bat first

TOSS TIME..

1:10PM IST: Our correspondent Ayan Acharya reports from the venue: Loudest cheers reserved for Virat Kohli as he enters the ground. Kohli acknowledges the support with a wave of the arm. Chants of "RCB, RCB" reverberate. Just across the stadium, RCB will announce their captain for IPL 2022 today. Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja taking throwdowns.

 

1:02PM IST: Hitman and Co. have arrived at the Chinnaswamy.

The Wall's back in the middle at his home ground!   -  SPORTZPICS

 

MATCH PREVIEW

A 2-0 whitewash would be a fine start to Rohit Sharma's Test captaincy, following a 3-0 clean sweep in the T20Is. For Dimuth Karunaratne, it is a chance to make amends after the innings defeat in Mohali. It will be a clash between two sides with contrasting motivations when India faces Sri Lanka in the day-night Test at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium from Saturday.

India's last pink-ball Test at home, against England in Ahmedabad in 2021, had finished within two days, the shortest completed Test since 1935.

In Mohali, India's batting looked in healthy shape. By making the highest score by an Indian at No. 7 or lower in the last match, world No. 1 all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja displayed the value he brings to the lower-middle order.

RELATED Jasprit Bumrah: The pink ball comes faster at you

On Friday, during India's nearly 75-minute-long optional practice session, Jadeja spent considerable time warming up under the supervision of physio Nitin Patel and strength & conditioning coach Soham Desai before a short but sharp burst with the ball and the bat. In the near distance, the rest of the Indian players were loosening up, with captain Rohit and head coach Rahul Dravid taking a hard stare at the track, which wore a slightly dry, brown look.

Shortly after, Rohit took throwdowns from batting coach Vikram Rathour with Dravid watching on. Rathour largely sent down short-pitched and full-length balls, with Rohit either rolling his wrists on the pull to keep the ball down or going on the back foot to punch through point.

Rohit's love-hate relationship with the short ball continued in the first Test, where he found long-leg with a pull, off pacer Lahiru Kumara. Rohit’s proclivity for the pull and hook against the short ball is well known, but he has also been out playing that shot. So, Sri Lanka may target Rohit with short balls again and see if they can induce an error early in his innings. Rohit and Dravid were among the last men, along with support staff, to walk out of the training.

The first Test answered a few questions about the Indian Test team, but not everything. The wait for the 71st hundred continues for Virat Kohli, but that is not as much a reflection of his batting as it is of the testing attacks and conditions he has faced of late.

Siraj or Axar

In bowling, Axar Patel is back in India's squad, replacing left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who has been released. Axar is likely to be in India's XI if the host side persists with a three-spinner ploy. In the only pink-ball Test match he has played, Axar took 11 wickets. However, India might also be tempted to try Mohammed Siraj with the pink ball. In the course of the match, off-spinner R. Ashwin, who went past Kapil Dev in Mohali as the second-highest wicket-taker for India, will also have his sights set on Dale Steyn’s 439.

Injury concerns

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, is grappling with injury concerns. Pathum Nissanka, the lone bright spot with the bat in the first Test, is out with a back injury. Dinesh Chandimal could replace him.

Among bowlers, Lasith Embuldeniya fared well in Mohali but was the sole specialist spinner. With India playing a clutch of right-handers, Sri Lanka may play two left-arm spinners and give Praveen Jayawickrama, 23, a look in. With Lahiru out due to a hamstring tear, Sri Lanka may look at playing Chamika Karunaratne. This is Suranga Lakmal’s last series, and he would hope for a winning farewell.

From the two previous day-night Tests in India, it appeared that the movement of the SG pink ball in the air and off the surface was largely the same as that of the red ball. But the pink ball's deviation through the air was more pronounced after passing the batter. How batters from both sides negotiate the pink ball in twilight could prove decisive.

For India, which is currently No. 5 in the World Test Championship points table, a 2-0 win will keep hopes of reaching the final alive. 

PREDICTED PLAYING XI

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama

TEAMS (from)

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hanuma Vihari, S. Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Saurabh Kumar, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Dhananjaya de Silva (vc), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay.

WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH IND v SL, 2nd TEST IN BENGALURU?

The match will be telecast from 2:00 PM IST on the Star Sports Network. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+Hotstar.