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Rain forces early stumps on Day 2 of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Test match, Only 10 overs played, Pakistan leads, but Day 3's fate is uncertain due to bad weather
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The second Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka faced a major setback as Day 2 was almost completely washed out due to heavy rain. The official confirmation came after the ground's outfield took a beating from the continuous downpour, making it impossible to resume play. Only 10 overs were possible in the morning session, leaving both teams eager for more action on Day 3.
Despite the limited play, Pakistan managed to take the lead, thanks to the solid batting performance of Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam. Shafique, who is approaching a century, displayed a remarkable skills, while Babar played some elegant strokes during his brief stay at the crease. With eight wickets still in hand, Pakistan find themselves in a commanding position.
Pakistan's dominant position is also attributed to their impressive bowling performance on Day 1, where they bowled out Sri Lanka for just 166 runs within two sessions. Abrar Ahmed emerged as the star performer with a four-wicket haul, well-supported by Naseem Shah with three wickets and Shaheen Afridi with one scalp. Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva fought hard with his 57-run knock, but Pakistani bowlers proved to be too strong.
Uncertainty looms over weather on Day 3 as players remain hopeful
The weather forecast for Day 3 does not look promising either, leaving players and fans anxious about the possibility of more interruptions. However, Pakistan remain optimistic and wil plan to continue with their aggressive approach, noting that they have been scoring at an impressive rate of over 4.50 runs per over.
Despite the rain-marred day, Babar Azam's intriguing battle against Prabath Jayasuriya provided a glimpse of what could have been an engaging contest. Fans wil hope for the weather to be more forgiving, thereby allowing both teams to showcase their skills in the upcoming days. With Day 3 is scheduled for an early start at 9:45 am, cricket enthusiasts will be keeping their hopes high, looking forward to witnessing a thrilling encounter between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
BazBall drawing matches and BobbyBall showing intent to win matches 🔥— Umair Honey (@umairhoney21) July 25, 2023
This WTC cycle will be differentm this will produce results and Pakistan will win matches both home and away with this intent In Shaa Allah. #PakBall & #ThePakistanWay are here to stay. #SLvPAK
Stumps ho gayi ajeeb yar . Dua hai ke Babar ka rhythm nahi tuttay is se aur sath hi Abdullah ka . Kal ke liye behter umeed kar sakte hain taake match resulted prove ho🤲🤲#PAKvsSL #SLvsPAK #SLvPAK #BabarAzam𓃵— Usman 🇵🇰 (@iamMrWarrior) July 25, 2023