India has set a target of 447 runs for Sri Lanka in the Day-Night Test match being played in Bangalore. Sri Lanka responded by scoring 28 runs for the loss of one wicket until stumps on the second day. With 10 runs, captain Dimuth Karunaratne is at the crease, and Kusal Mendis has scored 16. Given the Indian bowlers’ performance in this test, it’s possible that India will win the match on the third day itself.
If Team India eliminates Sri Lanka, it will complete a clean sweep against the Lankan team in the Test series for the third time. This feat was previously accomplished by the Indian team in 1993-94 and 2017.
India has a chance to win their 15th series in a row.
It will be India’s 15th consecutive Test series win at home if Team India defeats Sri Lanka, which is highly likely. In November 2012, India had lost the last home Test series against England. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the team’s captain at the time. Since then, India has not lost a single Test series at home. No team has ever won so many series in their own stadium.
Following Team India, Australia is ranked second. So far, the Kangaroos have won ten consecutive Test series at home. This feat was accomplished twice by the team. The first series was won by Australia from November 1994 to November 2000, and the second series was won by Australia from July 2004 to November 2008.
For the first time in five years, Kohli’s test average fell below 50.
Virat Kohli could not do much in the second innings of the Test series against Sri Lanka on the second day, and was dismissed after scoring just 13 runs. Praveen Jayavikrama, the spinner, dismissed Kohli lbw. Kohli’s Test average has dropped to 50 after failing in both innings. Kohli has now scored 8,043 runs at an average of 49.95 in 101 Test matches. His bat has scored 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries during this time. Since the second innings of the Kolkata Test against Sri Lanka in 2017, Kohli’s Test batting average has dropped below 50 for the first time in 40 Tests.
Pant breaks Kapil’s record of 40 years.
Rishabh Pant has become Team India’s all-time leading scorer in Test matches. Pant scored his fifty in just 28 balls in the second innings against Sri Lanka. In addition, he has shattered Kapil Dev’s 40-year-old record. In 1982, Kapil scored a fifty in 30 balls against Pakistan. Pant, however, lost his wicket after a record-breaking innings in which he scored 50 runs in 31 balls.