Second day game abandoned due to rain as Sri Lanka reach at 263-6
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Rain stopped the game on the second day of the first match of the ICC World Test Championship at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Sri Lanka were at 263 for six in 86.3 overs when the forecast rain interrupted the match.
On Wednesday, Pakistan bowlers took five wickets before play was ended due to bad light. The visitors scored 205 runs at 68.1 overs before the day’s play was ended. Naseem Shah showcased a superb performance, taking two wickets while Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari and Mohammad Usman picked up one each.
Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan Test captain, was the highest scorer for the team putting 59 runs on the scoreboard before being sent back to the stands. After 50 overs, the visitors put 137 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of four wickets.
Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.