Twitter reactions: Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah propel India to clean sweep Sri Lanka in Test series
Team India thrashed Sri Lanka in the second and final Test in Bengaluru to register a clean sweep in the two-match series on Monday.
The visitors were put under pressure right from the word go on a pitch that offered loads of challenges for batters. Shreyas Iyer‘s brilliant 92 ensured the hosts had a decent total on board. The momentum was then carried well by pacers who came back under lights and blew Sri Lanka away, eventually dismissing the tourists for 109. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers in the first innings for India, taking his first five-wicket haul at home.
With a big lead in their kitty, India batted positively in their second innings. Rishabh Pant’s 28-ball 50 – the fastest by an Indian in Tests – was a game-changing knock before Iyer yet again stepped up and smashed another half-century. Riding on Pant and Iyer’s heroics, India declared at 303/9, setting a massive target of 447.
In reply, Sri Lanka did show some fight, especially from their captain Dimuth Karunaratne, who hit a tremendous century in the fourth innings. But it wasn’t enough for the visiting side as other batters failed to contribute enough as Sri Lanka were eventually bundled out for 208, losing the contest by 238 runs. Bumrah was again a star with the ball for the home team, picking up three wickets for 23 in nine overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
That’s that from the Chinnaswamy Stadium.#TeamIndia win the 2nd Test by 238 runs and win the series 2-0.@Paytm #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/k6PkVWcH09
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 14, 2022
Dominating performance by India.
Pant and Bumrah…Fire hai Fire 🔥.
Brilliant knocks from Shreyas in both innings and it was always going to be difficult for Sri Lanka. #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/7qr7QgyzWX
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 14, 2022
India win the second Test by 238 runs and clinch the series.#INDvSL pic.twitter.com/59VcezDrjz
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) March 14, 2022
This is the 22nd time where Ravichandran Ashwin has taken the last wicket of a Test win, equal most times alongside Shane Warne. #INDvSL
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) March 14, 2022
One more series and one more clean sweep. Congratulations #TeamIndia on the well deserved victory. #INDvSL #RohitSharma𓃵 #RahulDravid
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) March 14, 2022
Since @ImRo45 became full time Captain:
3-0 vs NZ (T20I)
3-0 vs WI (ODI)
3-0 vs WI (T20I)
3-0 vs SL (T20I)
2-0 vs SL (Tests) #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/ojREzqlA6M
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 14, 2022
Feel good series win by team India Bumrah was outstanding on this dry pitch. Not a single win during this Indian trip for Sri Lanka, they need to learn a lot quickly.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 14, 2022
India win 💙
Never in doubt 💪🏼#INDvSL
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 14, 2022
India defeat Sri Lanka by 238 runs, win the Test series 2-0. #TeamIndia simply too good. #INDvSL
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) March 14, 2022
India clinch the series (2-0) with emphatic win in 2nd Test.#INDvSL Scorecard ⏩ https://t.co/W1Kmj3mcTR pic.twitter.com/mm9y5RuNTL
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 14, 2022
Apart from the 30 five-wicket hauls R Ashwin also has a staggering 23 4w hauls. #INDvSL
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) March 14, 2022
Another clean sweep ✅
Good start to life under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy for #TeamIndia 👏#INDvSL #SaddaPunjab pic.twitter.com/lGmlKXb6pc
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 14, 2022
🇮🇳🔥 GLORIOUS WIN! A brilliant victory to wrap up yet another successful home series.
🙌 The beasts in white are back with a bang!
📸 BCCI • #INDvSL #INDvsSL #TeamIndia #BharatArmy #COTI🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/7dG70iQDw6
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) March 14, 2022
India’s 15th consecutive series victory at home since losing the series to England in Dec 2012.
No other home side has won more than 10 consecutive home series. #IndvSL #IndvsSL#DaynightTestmatch#PinkballTest
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 14, 2022
Lakmal blessed by getting out on a Bumrah Yorker in his final Test match of career. #IndvSL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 14, 2022
Rohit as a full-time captain for India:
3-0 vs New Zealand
3-0 vs West Indies
3-0 vs West Indies
3-0 vs Sri Lanka
2-0 vs Sri Lanka
14th consecutive win for Captain Hitman.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 14, 2022
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