Monday, 23 May, 2022
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Iyer hits 92 after SL’s pink ball spin onslaught

India's Shreyas Iyer clawed back against Sri Lanka's spin onslaught to make 92 with the hosts all out at 252 by dinner in Saturday's pink ball Test.

Iyer missed a century after being stumped off Praveen Jayawickrama as India's innings folded in an extended second session as evening fell in Bangalore. But he helped claw back a respectable total after Sri Lanka steamrolled the top order, leaving the hosts a worrying 86-4 -- with skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both back in the pavilion -- before tea.