Sri Lanka started Day 2 with the overnight score of 86/6 in the ongoing 2nd Test Match against India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. India continued with their brilliant bowling performance and wiped out the visitors for a mere 109 runs. India then managed to put up a huge total of 303 runs and with a wicket left to spare, they decided to declare the innings. At Stumps, Day 2, Sri Lanka stand at 28/1 with a mammoth deficit of 419 runs to avoid a whitewash.
India is eyeing to win the series
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah was the stand out performer of the day. Starting Day 2 on a high note, he dismissed Lasith Embuldeniya on his eight ball of the spell. He then dismissed Niroshan Dickwella with a sharp bouncer on which the batter got only the glove and Rishabh Pant behind the stumps took a comfortable catch. Bumrah also completed his 300 wickets in international cricket taking Dickwella’s wicket.
The veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who claimed a couple of wickets on Day 2 as Sri Lanka registered their second-lowest score against India in Tests which is 109 runs. Mohammed Shami also picked two and Axar Patel snared in the visitors’ first innings. However, Ravindra Jadeja was the only bowler who remained wicketless.
Coming on to bat, India put in an astounding batting performance to declare at 303 for nine, courtesy of half-centuries from Rishabh Pant (50) and Shreyas Iyer (67). Earlier, skipper Rohit Sharma also played a great innings before missing out on his half-century by a mere four runs. Mohammed Shami remained not out on 16. While, speaking about the visitors, Praveen Jayawickrama took four wickets for Sri Lanka and Lasith Embuldeniya bagged three.
In the 2nd Innings of Sri Lanka, they stumbled early as it was Bumrah once again who gave a major early blow as he dismissed the key batter, Lahiru Thirimanne. They finished the day’s play with 28/1. Sri Lanka need to attain a target of 447 runs to win the second Test and that way they can avoid a complete whitewash at the hands of Men in Blue. The hosts are piling up pressure to conclude the series unscathed.