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  • 10:14 AM IST

    The players are out in the middle.

  • 10:11 AM IST

    The anthems are done and we are moments away from this historic Test in Rawalpindi.

  • 10:07 AM IST

    Time for the national anthems. Namo, Namo, Namo Matha first up.

  • 9:59 AM IST

    Interesting to note the playing combinations. NO SPINNER FOR PAKISTAN. Or a proper spinner, shall we say. Yasir Shah has been dropped. They have gone in with four pacers. They did not have this combination even at the ‘Gabba. As far as Sri Lanka are concerned, they are following a standard rule – three seamers and one spinner. Will Angelo Mathews bowl?

  • 9:56 AM IST

    Pakistan (Playing XI) – Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali(c), Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi.

  • 9:56 AM IST

    Sri Lanka (Playing XI) – Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dilruwan Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara.

  • 9:55 AM IST

    TOSS – Right. As expected, the toss is indeed on time. SRI LANKA HAVE WON IT AND ELECTED TO BAT FIRST.

  • 9:55 AM IST

    There was some overnight rain because of which, the ground was covered this morning. However, we are expecting the toss and match to start on time. The forecast is a bit iffy for the next two days.

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