IND vs SL: Shreyas Iyer has scored half-centuries in both the innings of the second and last Test match of the two-match Test series being played against Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka Pink Ball Test) in Bangalore. With this, Ayer has become the fourth batsman in the world and first in India to score more than 50 runs in both the innings in the history of Pink Ball Test. Iyer scored 92 in the first inning and 67 in the second inning.
Rohit Sharma (46), Rishabh Pant (50) and Shreyas Iyer (67) played a different kind of cricket on the pitch where the batsman failed to score runs. Took the job to reach a huge score. Batting brilliantly for the India team in the first innings, Shreyas Iyer looked in fine form in the second innings as well and played a blistering innings of 92 runs on a difficult Bangalore pitch and then a half-century of 67 runs in the second innings as well. With this, Shreyas Iyer has become the first Indian player to score half-centuries in both the innings of the Pink Ball Test for India.
Earlier, West Indies batsman Darren Sammy’s feat of scoring half-centuries in both the innings of the Pink Ball Test was in the name of. In 2016, he scored 87 and 116 runs against Pakistan in the Pink Ball Test match played in Dubai. At the same time, Steve Smith of Australia played this big innings against Pakistan (130 and 63 vs Pakistan, 2016). And the name of Marnus Labuschagne is also included in this list. Marnus Labuschagne is the only batsman to have achieved this feat twice. Labuschagne played big innings of runs (103 and 51) in the Test match played at Perth in 2019.