IND v SL Pink Ball Test Day 1: Shreyas Iyer’s marvelous 92 rescues India (252/10)

Shreyas Iyer has helped the Indian side to an advantageous total on Day 1 on the difficult pitch that struggled the entire batting order. He scored 92 off 98 deliveries.

Shreyas Iyer’s marvelous inning after entering the play when the middle-order of the Indian camp patiently waited for him to take the team beyond 200 is an epic example to relate to his class. Shreyas Iyer, who is playing his second Test series after scoring a ton in South Africa, has nearly cemented the fellow batsman a place in the side. His ability to hold the inning from one end and then accelerate at the right moment makes him favorable for India at 5th position. The talented batsman scored 92 off just 98 balls while taking the team total to 252. When he arrived at the crease, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, followed by Rishabh Pant were already in the pavilion. His partnership with Ashwin and then with Axar Patel to further partner with bowlers has been impressive.