IND vs SL: Just decided I couldn’t get out defending the ball, says Shreyas Iyer

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IND vs SL: Just decided I couldn't get out defending the ball, says Shreyas Iyer
IND vs SL: Just decided I couldn't get out defending the ball, says Shreyas Iyer

IND vs SL: Just decided I couldn’t get out defending the ball, says Shreyas Iyer

IND vs SL: In the first innings of the second Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Shreyas Iyer was effective in providing India’s total to 252. Iyer struck 10 fours and four sixes in 92 of 98 balls.

“I just decided I couldn’t get out defending the ball because there was more chance of getting out that way. So we had to have that intent,” said Shreyas Iyer after the end of the day’s play.

Shreyas Iyer appeared to be on his way to yet another Test century, but the Mumbai batsman was bowled 8 runs short of the century mark.

IND vs SL: Just decided I couldn't get out defending the ball, says Shreyas Iyer
IND vs SL: Just decided I couldn’t get out defending the ball, says Shreyas Iyer

“I didn’t think of the 100 until I reached the 80s. Jassi was defending so well I never felt I can take a single only the fifth or the sixth. I don’t have any regrets, I could have got out before as well. When the ball was new, it seamed and swung for us, ” told Shreyas Iyer.

After tottering at 126 for 5, Shreyas Iyer scored runs in difficult conditions and formed key partnerships with Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Axar Patel to lift the team’s total to a respectable 252. Indian spinners wrecked havoc on Sri Lanka hitters after Iyer’s stunning performance, leaving them at 86/6 at stumps on Day 1.