Rainy weather detains fourth day of Pakistan, Sri Lanka Test

15 Décembre, 2019, 13:54 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Cricket fans wait for the start of match as they watch groundkeepers working to remove water from covers following overnight heavy rainfalls during

Ground staff continue to remove rain water from the pitch during the fourth day of the first Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi here on Saturday.

His feat came on the fifth and final day at Rawalpindi stadium and follows his 112 against Australia in Dubai on his one-day global debut in March this year.

Pakistan were 213-2 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 308-6.

Middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva completed his century on the fifth and final day against Pakistan in Rawalpindi on Sunday, first Test in the country since 2009 shooting.

Abid added 87 runs for the second-wicket stand with captain Azhar Ali, who scored 36 before chipping a straightforward catch off seamer Lahiru Kumara to mid-wicket.

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat on the first day, but play was called off after 68.1 overs due to bad light.

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Dhananjaya finally completed his sixth Test century in the morning.

The 28-year-old right-hander drove paceman Mohammad Abbas for his 15th boundary to bring up the hundred in his 28th Test.

De Silva remained unbeaten on 102 after 241 minutes of batting, having come at the score of 127-4 on Thursday.

All four Pakistan fast bowlers were among the wickets with Shaheen Afridi (2-58) and 16-year-old Naseem Shah (2-92) sharing four wickets between them.

Sri Lanka were the last team to play a Test in Pakistan in March 2009, when terrorists attacked the touring team's bus in Lahore.


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