Wet weather delays historic Pakistan Test

Wet weather delays historic Pakistan Test

The first Test in the country since 2009, delayed the start of the game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi.

The groundsmen were soaking up the outfield and wiping water off the cover, with the third day's game unlikely to begin lunch by 11:45 pm (0645 GMT).

The rain and poor light stopped all games for 83 minutes on Thursday, but Sri Lanka added 43 runs in 18.2 overs before stumps.

Sri Lanka, who won the toss and scored a toss, scored an unbeaten 72 from Dhananjaya de Silva and 263-6 for two from Dilruwan Perera in their first innings.

For Pakistan, 16-year-old Pesar Nasim Shah (2-75) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (2-47) were the bowlers.

In 2009, an attack on a Sri Lankan team bus killed eight people and injured many players and officials.

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