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SL 202/5 As Bad Light Ends The Game Early On Day-One Of Pindi Test

Sri Lanka were 202 for 5 in their first innings when bad light ended the game early on day-one of the first test against Pakistan at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Match is live at PTV Sports.

Islanders were 176 for 4 on day-one of the test, a short while ago, after visitors opted to bat first. Openers Captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando never looked uncomfortable until 96 when Shaheen Shah struck to remove dangerous Karunaratne who scored 59. But then Sri Lanka lost the early advantage and three quick wickets, and were reduced to 127 for 4, after adding only 31 with Shah, Shinwari and Abbas claiming one-wicket each. It was then Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya De Silva who resisted the downturn in style playing shots all around the ground to stabilize the innings during their 64 runs fifth Wicket partnership. Mathews became Naseem Shah's second victim after he was caught by Asad Shafique on 31.

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