After rain entirely ruined the one-off test match between India and Bangladesh, it has not spared the other two in the sub-continent — Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Currently, on tour to Sri Lanka for the annual Test series, Pakistan was expected to turn around things and win the series against the home team – something they have been trying to do since 2006.
However, rain stood in between as a total spoiler on the opening day and washed out the entire ground and pitch.
Earlier , at the start of the day itself, rain halted the toss. When things didn’t look good even until 2.30 pm local time, the umpires decided to call it a day. Play started 15 minutes earlier on Day 2, Thursday, in Galle International Stadium.
Sri Lanka has been playing before stumps with Kaushal Silva and Lankan skipper, Kumar Sangakkara starting to build a tight partnership with 48 and 22 runs, respectively.
But the sad news is that the weather is not completely convinced that the teams should play. Galle has a temperature of 30 degree Celsius with probability of rain along with thunderstorms for the entire week.
This definitely will be a testing time for Sri Lanka and Pakistan who are set face two more test matches before the series leaps toward 5 one-day internationals and two twenty20 matches.
India and Bangladesh lost out on a potentially good one-off Test match due to massive rainfall that saw the loss of as many as 250 overs, and a meagre draw between the two teams.