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Cricket news - Day three falls prey to weather with only 5.2 overs possible

Only 32 balls were bowled on Day 2

Only 32 balls were bowled on Day 2

It was all very frustrating in Rawalpindi as only 5.2 overs of play were possible on Day 3, following the 18.2 overs on Day 2. There was no rain during the day itself, but there was enough overnight to consume the entire morning session, after which bad light came into the picture as play was suspended around 25 minutes post the lunch break, never to resume again.

In the only installment of play possible, Dhananjaya de Silva added 15 runs to his overnight score and moved to 87 - his rhythm hardly disrupted by the interruptions. He leant on a half-volley from Naseem Shah to crack it through the covers, before pulling him well in front of square later on.

Pakistan, on their part, were pretty good as well even though they couldn't make any breakthroughs. Naseem and Shaheen Afridi presented a fair challenge with the ball that was still fairly new. De Silva, in fact, almost chopped a Naseem delivery back onto his stumps in between those aforementioned boundaries.

But even as the cricket has been intriguing, the weather hasn't allowed much of it to happen as it continues to run roughshod over this landmark Test.

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 282 for 6 (Dhananjaya de Silva 87*, Dimuth Karunaratne 59; Shaheen Afridi 2/58) vs Pakistan

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