IND vs SL: The pink ball test for India vs. Sri Lanka series is in the history books. India overwhelmed the Sri Lankan side and set an undefeated record in-home day/night friendly matches. M Chinnaswamy Stadium hosted the Pink Ball Test for the first time.
India beat Toss and chose to hit the bat first. Several records broke in the pink ball Test between India and Sri Lanka. Let’s have a glance at some of them.
The home team recorded 252 runs in the first inning on the Shreyas Iyer 50. In response, Sri Lanka lost all wickets in 109 runs.
India fired 303 runs in two innings, scoring a goal of 447 runs for visitors. Despite tons of Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka lost the game with 238 runs.
The host recorded a spectacular victory over Team Sri Lanka and achieved a historic victory by scoring a clean 20 wins in a friendly match with visitors.
IND vs SL: Let us see the records which were broken
1. Shreyas Iyer became the first Indian to score 50 in the Pink Ball test
Shreyas Iyer won the Best Player Award in his second test against Sri Lanka. The right-handed batter hit 92 runs in the first and 67 runs in the second.
In courtesy of the last two and a half centuries, Iyer joined Darren Bravo, Steve Smith, and Marnus Labuschagne, batters of an elite group who hit 50 in the same pink ball test.
2. Rishabh Pant broke Kapil Dev’s record in the fastest 50 tests by Indian players
Wicket-keeper Rishab Pant won the Man of the Series Award with 185 runs in two games against Sri Lanka. Pants missed a natural century in the Mohali test match.
Despite failing to score tons in Bangalore, Pants scored 50 with just 28 balls, breaking Capildev’s record (30 balls) in the fastest test of half a century by Indian players.
3. Jasprit Bumrah was the first Indian player to win Five Wicket Jasprit Bumrah was the first Indian player to win the match-winning test Five Wicket on all five continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, Americas, Oceania).
Jasprit Bumrah became the fourth bowler after Dale Steyn, Jason Gillespie, and Graham Mackenzie, recording five wickets on five different continents.
Bumura has dismissed the delivery of 5 wickets in India (Asia), South Africa (Africa), Australia, England, and the West Indies (USA).
4. Ravichandran Ashwin became the first bowler to win 100 wickets in the World Test Championship
ICC launched the World Test Championship in 2019 to breathe new life into bilateral test cricket. New Zealand won the first WTC and the second edition of the tournament is in progress.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the first bowler to bowl 100 wickets in a WTC match earlier this morning. Ashwin played an important role in India’s victory by scaling six wickets in Bangalore.
5. Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to win the Man of the Series award in the test
As mentioned earlier, Rishab Pant score 185 runs in two games against India. Series Sri Lanka. Pants became the first Indian wicketkeeper to achieve this feat in the longest format of the game.
So these were some of the records that were made and helped the home team India to gain a record win over Sri Lanka and seal the test series with a 2-0 win.