Bumrah takes 8, Shreyas Iyer hits twin fifties as India whitewash Sri Lanka 2-0

Brief scores: India 252/10 (Shreyas Iyer 92, Rishabh Pant 39; Praveen Jayawickrama 3/81, Lasith Embuldeniya 3/94) and 303/9 declared (Iyer 67, Pant 50; Jayawickrama 4/78, Embuldeniya 3/87) beat Sri Lanka 109/10 (Angelo Mathews 43; Jasprit Bumrah 5/24, Mohammed Shami 2/18) and 208/10 (Dimuth Karunaratne 107, Kusal Mendis 54; Ravichandran Ashwin 4/55, Jasprit Bumrah 3/23) by 238 runs

Statistical highlights of India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test 2022

  • India completed a 2-0 series whitewash of Sri Lanka with a 238-run win in the second Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. It propelled them up to fourth in the ICC World Test Championship standings, with Sri Lanka slipping down to fifth.
  • Sri Lanka produced their best batting effort of the two-match Test series by going past 200 for the first time as captain Dimuth Karunaratne made a gritty, conditions-defying century, the 14th of his Test career, scoring 107 of Sri Lanka’s second-innings 208. It, however, did little to resist India from securing a win inside three days once again.
  • It was India’s third win in their fourth Pink-ball Test. Their victory keeps Sri Lanka win-less in Tests (losing 13 of 22) played in India.
  • Shreyas Iyer was the star with the bat for India, scoring half-centuries in both innings (92 and 67) to propel India to formidable totals on a treacherous Bengaluru pitch which spun and offered variable bounce right from the get-go. He won the man-of-the-match award.
  • Jasprit Bumrah produced his best bowling spell in a home Test match, helping India bowl Sri Lanka out for 109 and grab a 143-run first-innings lead. Bumrah picked five for 24, his first five-for in a Test played in India and the eighth five-wicket haul of his Test career. He would go on to pick three for 23 in the second innings to finish with a match haul of eight for 47.
  • Sri Lanka’s 109 all out is their second-lowest Test score against India, behind only their 82 in Chandigarh in 1990.
  • Rishabh Pant registered the fastest Test fifty by an Indian, surpassing the previous record set by World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev (30 balls) with a 28-ball fifty in the second innings.
  • It was a typical Pant knock which featured nine boundaries (seven fours and a pair of sixes). The sixes were humongous and came both square of the wicket and down the ground off Sri Lankan spinners. He was dismissed trying to play a lofted shot off left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, who induced the leading edge and completed a caught-and-bowled chance.
  • Pant aggregated 185 runs across three innings and effected eight dismissals (five catches and three stumpings) to win the player-of-the-series award.
  • The series victory is Rohit Sharma’s first as India Test captain and he currently has a perfect record after winning his first two Tests in charge.