Play resumes after rain-enforced early lunch in Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test

Play resumes after rain-enforced early lunch in Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test

RAWALPINDI: The play resumed at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday after rain-enforced early lunch on second day of the first Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test.
Intermittent rain forced an early lunch with just 7.5 overs of play possible in the morning session after Sri Lanka, who resumed at 202-5, adding 20 runs without further loss. The visitors were at 222-5 when the play was halted.
Dhananjaya de Silva was unbeaten on 54, his sixth Test half-century, while Niroshan Dickwella was 15 not out.
The brief period of play saw wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan claim a catch to dismiss de Silva off the bowling of 16-year-old pace bowler Naseem Shah, but third umpire Richard Illingworth ruled the ball had bounced before being taken.
Next ball de Silva completed his half-century with two runs off Naseem, who with 2-65 was the pick of Pakistan s bowlers.
The Test is the first in Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus killed eight people in March 2009, suspending international cricket in the country as foreign teams refused to visit over security fears.

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