Shreyas Iyer, a young Indian middle-order batsman, has made history by being the first Indian cricketer to score two half-centuries in a pink-ball Test match.
In the first innings of the second Test match of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka National Cricket Team at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Shreyas Iyer, who is playing his first pink-ball Test match, played an outstanding knock. In the first innings, he scored 92 runs off 98 balls, including 10 magnificent fours and four fantastic sixes.
Shreyas Iyer struck a magnificent 67 runs off 87 balls in the second innings, including 9 fours, to become the first Indian to attain the incredible milestone.
Iyer is only the fourth cricketer in the history of Day-Night Tests to score 50 or more in both innings of a match. Darren Bravo (87 and 116 against Pakistan in Dubai in 2016), Steve Smith (130 and 63 against Pakistan in Brisbane in 2016), and Marnus Labuschagne are among the players who have reached this incredible milestone (143 & 50 against New Zealand in Perth, 2019 and 103 & 51 against England in Adelaide 2021).
In the pink-ball Test match, Iyer, who came just 8 runs short of a well-deserved century, stated he felt like his half-century was a hundred.