Rain halts Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Test in Karachi

The second Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi was halted on Thursday afternoon due to rain. The match was only able to play for 30 overs before the rain came down and forced the players off the field.

Sri Lanka were batting at 104-4 at the time of the rain interruption. Dimuth Karunaratne was the top scorer for Sri Lanka with 34 runs, while Oshada Fernando was batting on 24.

Pakistan’s bowlers were impressive in the early stages of the match, with Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali taking two wickets each. Afridi dismissed opener Pathum Nissanka for 10, while Ali dismissed Kusal Mendis for 17.

The rain is expected to continue for the rest of the day, so it is unclear when the match will resume. If the match is not able to be completed today, it will be extended into a fifth day.

This is the second time that rain has interrupted the match. On Wednesday, play was halted for several hours due to rain.

The rain is a disappointment for the fans who had come to watch the match. However, the players are hopeful that they will be able to resume play tomorrow.

Impact of rain on the match

The rain has had a significant impact on the match. Sri Lanka were in a good position at the time of the rain interruption, and they will be hoping to continue their good form when play resumes.

Pakistan will be hoping that the rain will not cause too much disruption to their plans. They are still in the hunt for a win, and they will need to be at their best when play resumes.

The rain has also made it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. This could lead to more scoring opportunities for the batsmen.

Outlook for the match

It is difficult to say what the outlook for the match is. If the rain continues, it could be difficult to complete the match in five days. However, if the rain stops, the match could be completed tomorrow.

Pakistan will be hoping that the rain stops and that they can resume play tomorrow. They are still in the hunt for a win, and they will need to be at their best to achieve that goal.

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