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  • 9:49 AM IST

    Two days of the first Test are done and dusted. Which side has an upper hand? Well, none! It’s rain and bad light who are winning at the moment. 68.1 overs were bowled on Day 1 and just 18.2 on Day 2. How many overs will we get to see on Day 3? While it is still cloudy and there is no rain around at the moment. Let’s hope that we have a timely start on Day 3 and the rain stays away from Rawalpindi and allow us to enjoy the return of Test cricket in Pakistan. If that happens, Dhananjaya de Silva who’s batting on 72 would look to take his side towards a decent first innings total while the Pakistan bowlers would hope to take the remaining 4 wickets as quickly as possible. What’s on the card? We will soon find out.

  • 9:48 AM IST

    … Day 3, Session 1 …

  • 4:12 PM IST

    Now, just 86.3 overs bowled and two days of the Test are done and dusted. Getting a result out of this game is pretty much difficult, provided the rain is on the forecast for Day 3 as well. Well, the fans in Pakistan who had to wait for the longest of time for the return of Tests, they’d be hoping that the rain gods show some mercy and we get the full day’s play on the third day’s play. Interestingly, there’s no early start on Day 3 too, which means we will begin the third day at 0945 local (0445 GMT). We will look forward to have your company. Till then, take care!

  • 4:07 PM IST

    That means it is Stumps on Day 2. Just 110 balls were possible. Dhananjaya de Silva and Niroshan Dickwella were solid at the start. De Silva survived a close scare before getting to his half ton. The rain arrived soon after and halted the play. The play eventually started but once again it could only last for 10.3 overs before the light faded and players were off again. The play was eventually called off after rain returned.

  • 4:05 PM IST

    UPDATE 1530 local (1030 GMT) – It is still raining. And it is dark too. And, the play has been abandoned for the second day.

  • 3:36 PM IST

    UPDATE 1500 local (1000 GMT) – Well, the drizzles are back, so are the covers. The lights have gone worse too. Resumption looks really bleak now.

  • 3:04 PM IST

    Light meters are out again. And, the Lankan batters are happily walking off. However, the Pakistan players too are going off now after waiting for a while. The umpires are still out in the middle. Looking very dark at the moment. Stay tuned for the further update.

  • 3:04 PM IST

    86.3 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, de Silva looks to play inside the line but misses it.

  • 3:04 PM IST

    86.2 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, On a good length on off, Dhananjaya plays it back towards the bowler where Shaheen Afridi picks the ball and takes the stumps at the striker’s end but no harm done.

  • 3:02 PM IST

    86.1 Shaheen Afridi to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, Full delivery on off, Perera looks to drive but gets an inside edge on this one. It misses the stumps and goes towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    85.6 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, On a good length on middle, Dhananjaya looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    85.5 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, On a good length on off, de Silva keeps it out.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    85.4 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Dhananjaya defends it out.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    85.3 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR, Full delivery on off, Perera drives it through mid off. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    85.2 Naseem Shah to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, Full delivery on middle, Dilruwan flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    85.1 Naseem Shah to Dilruwan Perera, no run, On a good length on off, Perera plays it to point.

  • 2:56 PM IST

    84.6 Shaheen Afridi to Dilruwan Perera, leg byes, 1 run, Length delivery on leg, Perera looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

  • 2:55 PM IST

    84.5 Shaheen Afridi to Dilruwan Perera, no run, NOT OUT! Pitched outside leg. Review lost. But cannot really blame Afridi for coaxing his captain. That looked to be umpire’s call on height but to the naked eye, did not look like it was pitched outside leg. It was on a length, Dilruwan looked to flick but missed and was hit on the pads. There was a loud appeal but the umpire turned it down. Afridi felt it looked good, but Azhar Ali reckoned it was high. Still, for his bowler, he took the review. Tough luck.

  • 2:54 PM IST

    Huge LBW shout! Is that gone? No, says the umpire. Azhar Ali reckons it is high but Afridi is adamant it is out. The review is taken. Looks high. Oh dear… PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG. End of story.

  • 2:54 PM IST

    84.4 Shaheen Afridi to Dilruwan Perera, no run, BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery from Afridi. On a good length and outside off, Perera looks to defend but misses it due to the inswing on this one.

  • 2:52 PM IST

    Dilruwan Perera is the next batsman in.

  • 2:52 PM IST

    84.3 Shaheen Afridi to Niroshan Dickwella, out, OUT! That is taken and it is Shaheen Afridi who provides the breakthrough! This is a huge scalp. Sri Lanka do not have too much of batting beyond Dilruwan Perera. With the ball still new, they can get into the tail pretty quickly. Full and wide outside off, Dickwella reaches out and slices it through point. It is hard, fast and low to gully but Babar Azam gets low and takes it! Dickwella’s watchful innings ends. He was looking to attack the second new ball but is gone now.

  • 2:52 PM IST

    84.2 Shaheen Afridi to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Dickwella defends it off the back foot.

  • 2:49 PM IST

    84.1 Shaheen Afridi to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, On a good length on off, Dickwella defends it off the front foot.

  • 2:49 PM IST

    83.6 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Outside off, de Silva leaves it alone.

  • 2:49 PM IST

    83.5 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, Length delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

  • 2:49 PM IST

    83.4 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, BEATEN! Full delivery outside off, Dickwella looks to drive but misses it as he was late in driving that ball. The ball also swung there.

  • 2:49 PM IST

    83.3 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Dickwella defends it off the back foot.

  • 2:49 PM IST

    83.2 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, FOUR, FOUR! Terrific shot. Full delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • 2:49 PM IST

    83.1 Naseem Shah to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Full and outside off, Niroshan looks to drive it through the off side but inside edges it onto the pads.

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