Rain delays final day's play between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Sharjah: Nov 7, 2011

Constant rain made no play possible before lunch on the fifth morning of the third and final Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Monday.

Both the umpires inspected the ground as covers were already in place before the scheduled start at 10:00 am (0600 GMT) and as it continued to rain there was no possibility of play.

Sri Lanka were due to resume their second innings at 164/5, an overall lead of 237 runs. They are aiming to level the series in Sharjah after losing the second Test in Dubai by nine wickets.

“The umpires will asses the situation after the break before taking any decision,” it was announced.

The first Test in Abu Dhabi ended in a draw.

Opener Tharanga Paranavitana was unbeaten on 66 and Kosala Kulasekara was four not out. (AFP)

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 413 (Kumar Sangakkara 144, Tillakaratne Dilshan 92; Saeed Ajmal 4 for 132, Umar Gul 3 for 76) & 164 for 5 (Tharanga Paranavitana 66*, Kumar Sangakkara 51; Umar Gul 2 for 35, Saeed Ajmal 2 for 44) lead Pakistan 340 (Younis Khan 112, Azhar Ali 53; Chanaka Welegedara 5 for 87) by 237 runs.

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