Sports News Update: Hope was in short supply at Rawalpindi on Saturday, and as such, the umpires called off play on day four around lunchtime as the first Test made significant headway towards its inevitable doom.
There was some rain overnight, and a bit more in the morning to keep the groundstaff busy as they tried to clear the water off the covers. But the umpires, in their intermittent inspections, saw enough reason to give up on the conditions which showed little signs of improving. It was gloomy, chilly, and while it hadn’t rained since an early morning drizzle, the light wasn’t great and the outfield just refused to dry.
The outcome of this Test was a given even as early as yesterday. But this washout has just spelt it out for you.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 282 for 6 (Dhananjaya de Silva 87*, Dimuth Karunaratne 59; Shaheen Afridi 2/58) vs Pakistan