Day-Night Test match is being played between India and Sri Lanka in Bangalore. In this, in the second innings of Team India, young and talented player Shreyas Iyer scored a half-century. With this half-century, he made a special record. Iyer has become the fourth batsman to score half-centuries in both the innings of a day-night Test match. He has also become the first Indian batsman to do so. Before Iyer, Steve Smith, Darren Bravo and Marnus Labuschagne have done this feat.
On the second day of the Bangalore Test, the Indian batsmen came out to play the second innings after Sri Lanka were all out for 109 in the first innings. During this Shreyas Iyer came to bat at number 6. He scored a half-century while playing. With this half-century, he made a record. He has become the fourth batsman to score half-centuries in both the innings of Day-Night Test. Iyer had scored 92 runs in the first innings. However, he missed the century. Now he has scored a half-century in the second innings as well.
Before Shreyas Iyer, West Indies batsman Darren Bravo, Australian batsman Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have shown this feat. Bravo scored 87 runs in an innings and 116 runs in the second innings against Pakistan in the 2016 Dubai Test. While Smith scored 130 runs in one innings and 63 runs in the second innings against Pakistan in Brisbane this year. Labushen has done this feat twice. He did this amazing against New Zealand in 2019 and against England in 2021.
Players who have scored 50+ runs in both the innings of Day/Night Test –
- 87 & 116 Darren Bravo vs Pak Dubai 2016
- 130 and 63 Steven Smith vs Pak Brisbane 2016
- 143 and 50 Marnus Labuschagne vs New Zealand Perth 2019
- 103 and 51 Marnus Labuschagne vs England Adelaide 2021
- 92 and 52* Shreyas Iyer vs Sri Lanka Bengaluru 2022
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