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  • 10:16 AM IST

    We are all set to begin Day 2. It is chilly and the floodlights are already on due to the thick cloud cover. The Pakistan players are out in the middle. Dhananjaya de Silva and Niroshan Dickwella will resume their innings for Sri Lanka. Mohammad Abbas will continue his unfinished over for the hosts.

  • 10:16 AM IST

    Danny Morrison has got Misbah-ul-Haq for a chat. Misbah says that he has been around for quite a sometime and he is happy to be around. Tells that in the domestic arena, they are trying to get quality players instead of looking for quantity. Feels that the domestic cricket needs to be the competitiveness. Believes that the work is in progress and in the future, everyone will get to see the quality. On the return of test cricket in Pakistan, the Pakistan coach tells that it’s a special feeling for the players and the entire crowd who have been waited for Test cricket to return to the country for a long long time.

  • 9:48 AM IST

    Test cricket’s return to Pakistan saw an engrossing day’s play. Sri Lanka started well but lost the path in the middle, losing wickets in quick succession. Skipper Karunaratne raked up a half ton while Fernando fell 10 short of it. However, once the opening stand was broken, the Pakistan pacers took two more to peg the Sri Lankan progress. Before things can go out of hands, Mathews and de Silva added 62 runs between them to pull things back. Mathews fell for 31 before poor light came into the picture to shorten the day. Now, will the lights allow us to get through the entire second day’s play? Let’s hope so. But what about the rain gods? Will they allow the day to start and then continue or will they play a spoilsport? Let’s hope not and we witness a full day’s play and another engrossing one too.

  • 9:47 AM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 4:59 PM IST

    Right then! So the match hangs in the balance after a tough opening day’s play. Sri Lanka do not have too much of batting depth left, so Pakistan will hope to keep them under 300. The pitch does not look to possess any demons and batters might enjoy it for the next 3 days. There is some wet weather forecast, so fingers crossed. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

  • 4:57 PM IST

    Sri Lanka seemed to take the foot off the pedal after that 96-run opening stand. From a position of strength, they slipped to 127/4 before a 62-run stand between Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva saved some face for the visitors. As far as Pakistan are concerned, they will be a touch disappointed that they could not pick up more wickets, but given the start they got, they would be happy to end the day on a happier note.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    A mixed day for both sides. Pakistan lost the toss but were happy to bowl on what looked like a green wicket. Actually, there was some grass but there was hardly any use of it for Pakistan. They struggled in the opening session and it was only after Lunch that they managed to find some inspiration.

  • 4:51 PM IST

    4.19 pm local – It did not take long, did it? Play has been called off for the day and that is STUMPS ON DAY 1. A sensible decision, as light does not improve in this part of the world at this hour and we would only have been wasting more time.

  • 4:45 PM IST

    Well, the umpires are not too happy with the light. Gough puts the question to Kettleborough and the latter, being a senior umpire, takes the call. Is not happy at all with the visibility and calls for the groundstaff to put in the precautionary covers. The light meters are out and it does not seem like play will resume any time soon. Stay tuned though.

  • 4:45 PM IST

    68.1 Mohammad Abbas to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, On a good length on off, Dickwella blocks it off the back foot.

  • 4:45 PM IST

    67.6 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Full delivery on middle, Dhananjaya drives it to mid on.

  • 4:45 PM IST

    67.5 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Good length delivery on off, de Silva defends it out.

  • 4:42 PM IST

    67.4 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, On a good length on middle, Dhananjaya blocks it well.

  • 4:42 PM IST

    67.3 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Outside off, de Silva does not bother to play at that.

  • 4:42 PM IST

    67.2 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Dhananjaya looks to flick but misses it and gets hit high on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Ball Tracker shows that it would have missed the stumps.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    67.1 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, On a good length on middle, Dhananjaya flicks it to mid-wicket.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    Change in bowling. Shaheen Afridi is back.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    66.6 Mohammad Abbas to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Good length delivery on off, Niroshan defends it off the front foot.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    66.5 Mohammad Abbas to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Full delivery on off, Dickwella plays it to covers.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    Rizwan has his helmet out. He is going to stand up to the stumps now.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    66.4 Mohammad Abbas to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, On a good length on off, Niroshan defends it off the front foot.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    66.3 Mohammad Abbas to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Outside off, Dickwella offers no shot to this one.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    66.2 Mohammad Abbas to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Good length delivery on off, Dickwella defends it off the back foot.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    66.1 Mohammad Abbas to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, On a good length on middle, Dickwella tucks it to mid-wicket.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    65.6 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Length ball around off, Dhananjaya dabs it to gully.

  • 4:35 PM IST

    65.5 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, 2 runs, Around the pads, Dhananjaya flicks it fine down the leg side and gets a couple.

  • 4:35 PM IST

    65.4 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, On the pads, Dickwella glances it towards fine leg for a single.

  • 4:35 PM IST

    65.3 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, FOUR, FOUR! Good length ball on off, Dickwella gets on his front foot and drives it cleanly through covers for a boundary.

  • 4:34 PM IST

    65.2 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, On a good length on off, Dickwella plays it to the off side.

  • 4:32 PM IST

    65.1 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, 2 runs, The batsman drives this through the covers. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.

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