Video of Day 2 Match Highlights : IND v SL 1st Test Match Mohali

Video of Day 2 Match Highlights : IND v SL 1st Test Match Mohali

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mohali, Mar 4 – 8 2022, Sri Lanka tour of India

Day 2:  Sri Lanka trail by 466 runs.

Report: The Jadeja Show. Day 2 was completely Jadeja show as he recorded his highest Test score, scoring 175 before captain Rohit Sharma declared the innings. Who knows, if Rohit had waited for a while, we could have seen a new member of the double centurion list. Jadeja paid tribute to his Warner, after he reached the three-figure milestone. Shane Warne, one of only two bowlers to have bagged 1000 international wickets across formats, passed away in Thailand due to a suspected heart attack. We, at Clout News, wish strength for his family and pay condolences to them.

Ashwin scored pretty good too, he added some crucial runs in his partnership with Jadeja. Jaddu was involved in the three-century partnerships in just one innings, a record in itself. Every Indian batsman got starts, chipped in except Jayant Yadav. Shows you the calibre of the batting lineup of this Indian team. As far as bowling is concerned, Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers. He bagged two top-order batter’s wickets. All the four Sri Lankan batters that were out, lost their wickets the same way – LBW. India look in a fantastic position. And for how much we have seen the two teams competing in this match, we can say that Indian batters won’t be required to step on the field with bats. The score of 574 is just too mammoth, and the Indian bowlers are too impressive.

Rohit Sharma: I know Jaddu for a long time now. I know the mindset he has. I know the ability he has as well. It was just about getting the kind of game that he had today. It was so pleasing to watch from the other end. The way he constructed the innings was so good, that is usually a challenge for him. We were talking in the middle about finding gaps. Very happy with Jadeja’s return. We want more from him that is why we asked him to bat higher. You will see that happening more and more in the games that he plays for India.

I want him to bat up the order more. He is a very improved batter, so we will try and see if we can promote him going forward. We are very clear with what we want to achieve with him in white ball cricket. I love playing on big grounds, because that is when you will be tested as a batter. Here you got to use a bit of batsmanship as well. In Kolkata you just needed to time the ball. It’s consistently happening. We are dropping easy catches. Our fielding coach has some work to do. Come Australia, we want to be a great fielding side.

Ravindra Jadeja: Once I got going, I wanted to play my shots and keep the intent going, just wanted to play my shots. He wasn’t able to time, was losing patience. I just told him to take his time, look for twos and threes. Our plan was to hit the pockets, initially that’s what we did, and things came out pretty well for us. Coming from Kolkata, this ground had different dimensions. I wasn’t thinking a lot, thought 180 was a good total, was just looking to watch the ball closely and then played my shots. I had already put my hand up (for a bowl). Around the 16th over when he (Rohit) went it he had already told Bumrah these are the bowlers who need to bowl. I tried to bribe Bumrah but it didn’t work for me (laughs).

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Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.

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