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  • 10:15 AM IST

    We are all set for the action to get underway! The Pakistan team are out in a huddle and they now make their way out to the middle.

  • 10:00 AM IST

    Having said the above, the decision rests solely on Sri Lanka. They are the ones to make a call. When to declare? Or whether even to declare? Why to declare? Why to forfeit an innings? What if Pakistan chase down the target set? First Test of a series – play safe and go unscathed to second or play brave, take the risk of going 1-down but also have an opportunity to go 1-0 up? Pakistan, on the other hand, have nothing to lose. It is highly unlikely that they will lose from here, although, Pakistan being Pakistan, we don’t know WHICH Pakistan will turn up.

  • 9:56 AM IST

    So, recovering from the happiness of play happening, let us now focus to the game on hand. 98 overs, 4 innings left. What to expect? A tame draw. Let us twist the plot a bit. 98 overs, 2 innings left. Is there a possibility of a result? Well, the chances do go up by 50 percent at least. If Sri Lanka declare overnight or declare quickly this morning, if and when Dhananjaya gets to his century, then both teams forfeit an innings each, it roughly gives Pakistan a stiff target of around 300 in 90-odd overs. Does that give enough time to either side to enforce a result?

  • 9:50 AM IST

    Give me some sunshine, give me more sunshine, give me another chance, I wanna get a result in this game… As-Salaam-Alaikum Pindi waalon! Greetings to the rest of the world too and thank you, thank you, thank you for joining us. Thank you for hoping that we would get some play today. And boy, when the whole world wishes from the bottom of its heart, the entire universe ensures that the wishes do come true! After 4 gloomy days, the ground is bathed in sunshine and the covers are off! We are going to have a Day 5 and we are going to have a Day 5 ON TIME in Rawalpindi!

  • 9:49 AM IST

    … DAY 5 …

  • 12:44 PM IST

    STUMPS ON DAY 4. Well, we hoped against hope but when the weather is not good, nothing can happen. The conditions are not good enough for any action. Hardly any chance of that getting better. Which means that’s it from Day 4 then. Nothing happened actually. Day 5 has better forecast than the last three days. Let’s hope that we get the action on the final day of this historic Test. Will both the sides forfeit an innings each and make things exciting? Do join us at 0945 Local (0445 GMT) on Sunday. Till then, goodbye and take care.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    We are hearing that LUNCH has been taken in Rawalpindi. There is nothing much to report right now, apart from the fact that two innings have ended in Perth while here, we are struggling to complete even one. Stay tuned for what we expect, another no-ball session. Hope that we are proved wrong.

  • 11:33 AM IST

    UPDATE – 1045 local (0545 GMT) – No improvement. The skies stay overcast, the puddles remain firm while the covers cannot be removed because of the last factor.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    UPDATE – 0945 local (0445 GMT) – As we said, the start on time is not happening as the covers are firmly on right now. While it is not raining and it looks quite bright, the overnight rain means that making the ground play-ready will take some time. Let’s hope it remains bright and there’s no more rain and once the game starts, we get some action. Stay with us for further updates.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    We had a timely start on Day 1. Bad light interrupted the play of session 3. On Day 2, a timely start again but rain played spoilsport in the first session. After a long break, session 2 started but only for a few overs as bad light arrived to cut short the day. What happened on Day 3 then? A delayed start because of the overnight rain. Nothing happened in session 1. Finally, the second session started but lasted only 32 balls as players were taken off due to poor light. And, it never improved and that was curtains on Day 3. Now, what will happen on Day 4? Timely start or a delayed one? Well, let me give the bad news first up. There’s been overnight rain and it’s drizzling in Rawalpindi on and off and we are surely not going to start on time. But, well, we’ve been hoping against hope in the last couple of days so, let’s hope again that we get action on Day 4. That’s all we can do.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    … Day 4, Session 1 …

  • 10:18 AM IST

    Now, 2 days left. First innings of the game still going on. We more or less know where the game is heading. Let’s see how things pan out on the final two days of this match. Let’s hope that the fans get to witness some action on Saturday, Day 4. We will love your company then. Do join us at 0945 Local (0445 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    We are in with the final update then and unfortunately, it is not a good one. It is Stumps on Day 3. Just 32 balls bowled throughout the day’s play. The overnight rain came into picture in the morning to delay the start. The groundsmen had to put in a massive effort to dry up the ground. They eventually managed to dry things up and the game did begin. However, after just 32 balls, the light faded and the players went off. And, then the waiting game begun and it eventually ends with this.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    Tea time is over. The wait for the game to resume has not. The umpires are out in the middle. A few Sri Lankan players are out too, having some fun. Let’s see if we get any more play. Stay with us for further updates.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    UPDATE – 1500 local (1000 GMT) – Light remains the same. The umpires have taken an early Tea. Let’s be hopeful that there’s a positive news when we return.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    UPDATE – 1430 local (0930 GMT) – There’s no rain but no game either. The light is not good. The wait game continues. Fans are still waiting, patiently. They are hoping for some action. We hope too.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    UPDATE – 1400 local (0900 GMT) – Nothing positive to update. What are the chances of lights improving? Sun to come out? Will it? We can only hope. If there’s anything positive, we will let you know.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    The light meter is out. And seems like we are going off. Yes, the light is not good enough. And, the umpires have taken the players off. Just 32 balls bowled and that’s it. Not sure what are the chances of light improving at this moment. The umpires check the light again and even they go off now.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    91.5 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Beaten! Lot of swing on this one. Pitched around off, de Silva looks to feel for it but the ball moves away from him and falls just in front of Rizwan. Well collected by him.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    91.4 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Fuller one outside off, driven towards mid off.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    91.3 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR, FOUR! Nope! No problems it seems for de Silva. Short of a length ball on middle, Dhananjaya rocks back and pulls this one towards mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    91.2 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Around off again, this time de Silva defends it awkwardly. It is very gloomy out there and that might hamper the visibility of de Silva.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    91.1 Naseem Shah to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Good length ball just around off, defended well by de Silva.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    90.6 Shaheen Afridi to Dilruwan Perera, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Perera lets it go.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    90.5 Shaheen Afridi to Dilruwan Perera, no run, On a good length on off, Perera looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    90.4 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, Full delivery on middle, Dhananjaya flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    90.3 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Outside off, de Silva offers no shot to this one.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    90.2 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, On a length on off, Dhananjaya plays it towards point. De Silva wants the single but Dilruwan sends him back.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    90.1 Shaheen Afridi to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Outside off, Dhananjaya shoulders arms to this one.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    89.6 Naseem Shah to Dilruwan Perera, no run, Bowls a bouncer, Perera does well to duck under it.

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