Rain frustrates Day 2 of Pakistan-Sri Lanka first Test in Rawalpindi


Only 18.2 overs were bowled before Rain interrupted Day 2 of the opening Test of the two-match Test series at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi on Thursday.

Sri Lanka resuming the second day at 202-5, added 61 runs to the team’s total as they managed to get 263-6 on the scoreboard after a busy field due to rain.

Dhananjaya De Silva completed his half-century and remained not out for 72 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi bagged his partner Niroshan Dickwella who made 32 runs.

Silva (72) and Dilruwan Perera (2*) will resume the innings for the visitors on day 3.

For Pakistan, Afridi and Naseem Shah took two wickets each while Mohammad Abbas and Usman Shinwari shared a wicket apiece.

Earlier on the opening day of the historic Test, Sri Lanka posted 202-5 despite a strong first session. Openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshida Fernando provided a steady start to their team by posting 89-0.