Pakistan's weather-hit test against Sri Lanka heads for draw


  • Cricket
  • Friday, 13 Dec 2019

FILE PHOTO: The cricket team captains Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne and Pakistan's Azhar Ali pose with Test series trophy ahead of the first Test cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Pindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi, Pakistan December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

LAHORE (Reuters) - Pakistan's first test match at home in over a decade is heading for a tame draw after rain and bad light wiped out almost the entire third day's play against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi on Friday.

The weather-hit opening test also had play curtailed on the first two days and not even one innings has been completed since Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat.

Only 5.2 overs of play was possible on Friday and Sri Lanka added 19 runs to their overnight score to reach 282 for six.

Dhananjaya de Silva resumed the day unbeaten on 72 and had added only 15 to his tally before the umpires decided the light was not sufficient for play to continue. Dilruwan Perera was not out on six at the other end.

The two-match series marks Pakistan's first tests on home soil since a militant attack in 2009 on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Toby Davis)

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