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1st Test: Rain Disrupts 2nd day as Sri Lanka 263/6 at Stumps

RAWALPINDI: On the second day of first cricket Test in Rawalpindi, Sri Lanka were 263 for 6 at stumps on Thursday.

At close, Sri Lanka were 263-6 with all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva unbeaten on 72 and lower-order batsman, Dilruwan Perera, not out on two.

Heavy rain and bad light hit the second day of the historic Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

Sri Lanka, resuming at 220-5, had progressed to 225-5 in 7.5 overs when heavy rain in the morning forced the teams to have early lunch. The stop-start play left both teams frustrated as well as 2,000 fans who had come to watch the revival of Test cricket in Pakistan.

When play resumed after lunch Pakistan took the second new ball and with it lanky pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi removed Dickwella, caught at gully by Babar Azam.

Dickwella, who hit four boundaries, added 67 for the sixth wicket with de Silva, thwarting Pakistan’s attempts for early wickets.

De Silva has so far hit 11 boundaries in his 131-ball stay.