RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s bowlers took five wickets before play was ended due to bad light in the first Test match against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
The visitors scored 205 runs at 68.1 overs before the day’s play was ended.
Naseem Shah showcased a superb performance, taking two wickets while Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari and Mohammad Usman picked up one each.
Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan Test captain, was the highest scorer for the team putting 59 runs on the scoreboard before being sent back to the stands.
After 50 overs, the visitors put 137 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of four wickets.
Earlier, the visitors won the toss and opted to bat first.
The Pindi Cricket Stadium is heavily guarded and spectators had to go through stringent security checks before entering.
Under overcast conditions, only a small crowd made it into the stadium by the time of the toss. The Pindi Cricket Stadium is hosting its first major international match since India played a Test match at the stadium in 2004.