PAK vs SRI: 2nd test match end due to rain

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

12th Dec, 2019. 11:27 pm
Test match PAK VS SL

The 2nd day of Pakistan’s first home cricket Test  in more than a decade damaged because of a bad weather on Thursday.

According to the details, only 18.2 overs could be bowled against Sri Lanka by Pakistan.

Restarting on 202-5, Sri Lanka reached 263-6 when game was called off at 3:30 pm due to worse light. Niroshan Dickwella on 33 was the only wicket to fall.

Only about 2,000 audience were drawn by free entry to the 17,000-seat Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Play was stopped for two hours and 43 minutes but when it resumed only 10 overs were possible with Sri Lanka losing Niroshan Dickwella for 33 before bad light accompanied by rain forced an early call-off at 3:30 pm (1030 GMT).

At the close Sri Lanka were 263-6 with Dhananjaya de Silva unbeaten on 72 and Dilruwan Perera not out on two.

The stop-start play left both teams frustrated as well as 2,000 fans who had come to watch the revival of Test cricket in Pakistan.

Play resumed after a break of 2 hours, 43 minutes, and Pakistan finally got the breakthrough with the second new ball during 10 overs of play.

Left-handed Dickwella was neatly caught at gully off left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, then the umpires stopped play due to bad light.

Dhananjaya was unbeaten on 72 off 131 balls with 11 boundaries while Dilruwan Perera was 2 not out.

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