India vs Sri Lanka day 2 match report: Cheteshwar Pujara and Amit Mishra saves India from flushes
India are in a quite comfortable position after Pujara’s century which saved India from the flushes. With one hour of play left in day 2 the day was officially called off due to rain.
The day started off with India being 50/2. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara looked well established at the crease. But Kohli didn’t make much of a contribution as he nudged to a swinging delivery from Angelo Mathews. Kohli departed for 18 from 60 balls and Rohit Sharma followed him for a score of 26.
India went on to lunch at 119/4 and was in a quite concerning position. However, Pujara looked pretty solid in the crease and he further brought up his half century, which was a typical Test innings. Post lunch session Stuart Binny departed very early in the very first delivery. Naman Ojha who provided an excellent company to Pujara wth his 21 threw his wicket away unnecessarily and created further collapse in the Indian batting order. Ashwin’s poor run with the bat continues as he was dismissed by Dhammika Prasad for just 5. Before going into Tea Pujara and Mishra re-build the Indian innings and Pujara went on to make his 7th Test century and his second century away from home. India went to tea on 220/7.
Post Tea session Pujara and Mishra further extended their partnership and brought up an excellent 100 run stand between them. Mishra provided a solid support and went on to make a well timed fifty which put India in a comfortable position. Sri Lanka toiled hard to break the partnership and they finally succeeded after a small mistake committed from Amit Mishra.Mishra’s gritty knock came to an end as he came down the wicket to heave the delivery to mid-wicket which further went on to hit his boots and was out stumped.
Pujara and Ishant later saw through day 2 before Rain interrupted rest of the day’s play. India ended day 2 at 292/8
Brief Scores: India 1st innings 292/6 (Pujara 135*, Prasad 4-83)
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