India are in a dominating position at the end of the first day’s pay in Bengaluru. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami’s early wickets have ensured that India have the upper hand at the end of day 1. The Lankans were tottering at stumps at 86/6 after India posted 252 batting first.
The Bengaluru pitch showed signs of turn and bounce very early in the game. The dismissal of Virat Kohli was a perfect example of the invariable bounce on the track as well. Shreyas Iyer who scored 92 on the wicket said that it was important for the batters to play with attacking intent as the pitch had a lot of tun and bounce which made it difficult to get runs while playing defensive strokes.
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In between all the seriousness of the day’s play, Virat Kohli found some time out to amuse the Bengaluru crowd and his teammates. Before the Lankan innings began, he was seen imitating Jasprit Bumrah’s action and doing his funny antics which kept his teammates in a jovial mood before they got down to serious business. Bumrah himself was laughing at Kohli’s way of copying his action. His other teammates also found the action very funny as well.
Virat Kohli Was Dismissed For 23 On Day 1
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s quest for his 71st international ton is not yet complete. He scored 45 in the first innings at Mohali and was dismissed for 23 after a ball from Dhananjaya De Silva kept low and hit his pads. It was heading onto hit the stumps and the umpire ruled the decision in the bowler’s favour when he appealed against Kohli.
Overall 16 wickets fell on day 1 with the Pink-Ball displaying turn and bounce in the first half of the day while pace bounce and movement in the second. Heading into the second day, Sri Lanka are still trailing India’s first innings score by 166 runs with four wickets remaining.