Twitter Erupts As Shreyas Iyer Hits Blistering Innings On “Difficult” Bengaluru Pitch

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Shreyas Iyer missed his second Test century by 8 runs but Twitter hailed his breathtaking knock on Day 1 of the second Test in Bengaluru as the best of his Test career. The right-handed batter slammed 92 off just 98 balls on a Chinnaswamy pitch that had a lot of assistance of spinners. Coming in to bat with the team in a spot of bother at 86/4 at the dismissal of Virat Kohli, Shreyas at first settled down to try and get a partnership together. He stitched together a 40-run stand with Rishabh Pant but after Pant’s dismissal and with wickets falling regularly around him, Shreyas decided to take on the bowling.

He hit a monstrous six to reach his fifty and then was relentless as he hit the poor deliveries for boundaries and sixes to inch closer to the century and also added important runs to India’s total.

He did get some luck as he was dropped twice – first when he was on 50 and the next time when he was in 80s but that doesn’t take anything away from the swashbuckling innings he played.

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Shreyas’ efforts took India past the 200-run mark. The fall of Mohammed Shami’s wicket meant India were at 229/9 and just a wicket away from the end of the first innings. Shreyas was still quite a distance away from his century but number 11 Jasprit Bumrah showed great presence of mind and batting skill to keep the bowlers at bay from the other end.

Just when it was looking that Iyer will get to the three figure mark, he was out stumped off Praveen Jayawickrama’s bowling.

Here Is How Twitter Reacted To Shreyas Iyer’s Brilliant Innings

India were bowled out for 252 after being opting to bat first in the day-night pink-ball Test match. India are leading the two-match series 1-0.

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