Sri Lanka will wish to start their home season well © Getty Images
Sri Lanka will wish to start their home season well © Getty Images

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1345 IST update: The play has been abandoned for the day. It was inevitable, let’s hope we have good weather for the coming days. Now that it is a four day game. The follow-on mark becomes 150. Let’s hope for a game at least.

1315 IST update: The decision time is near. Play unlikely today.

 

1200 IST update: The rain has started again. The players are taking Lunch. The tweet from Roshan Abeysinghe which came before the rain started to fall again, is not inspiring either.

 

1130 IST update: The rains have forced a longer delay and will have an inspection at 1400 IST! Stay tuned and fingers crossed that we get some play today. Early Lunch will be taken.

1030 IST update: Further wait as the rains have stopped but there is no work done since more is on the way and it is very gloomy and overcast.

0930 IST update: As we expected the rains have not relented one bit and the Toss has been delayed to persistent rain. Stay tuned for further updates.

 


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the first day’s play of the first of the three-Test  series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Galle on Wednesday. This is Nikhil Popat, and I will be presenting to you the live updates from the day’s play. Read: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan,1st Test at Galle: Preview

Sri Lanka are playing at home after a long time and with no cricket behind them, they will wish to rub off the dust and get going right away. Kumar Sangakkara will again be expected to do well against Pakistan; a nation he averages 80.25 against with ten Test tons. Read: Kumar Sangakkara looks to build on prolific Test record during Pakistan series ahead of retirement

Pakistan are into a rebuilding sort of phase with them dropping the magician as they call him, Saeed Ajmal. Although Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah are good prospects but it remains to be seen how they go about their business. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan will be expected to lead them with the bat. With rain predicted for all the days, let’s hope we get a good game in. Read: Junaid Khan: Pakistan’s best bet to counter Kumar Sangakkara

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kithruwan Vithanage, Jehan Mubarak, Kusal Perera, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Tharindu Kaushal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera, and Suranga Lakmal (subject to fitness).

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan, Ehsan Adil.

Catch live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 1st Test, Day 1 at Galle