Pak vs SL: 3rd ODI abandoned due to rain

Pakistan was 12 for the loss of two wickets in 6.2 overs, when the match was called off.


Web Desk/afp June 13, 2012

COLOMBO: The third one-day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has been abandoned due to rain on Wednesday. 

After play commenced at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo, greenshirts lost two early wickets, scoring 12 runs in 6.2 overs, when play was called off.

Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali scored 0 and 7, respectively. Sri Lanka's SL Malinga and KMDN Kulasekara took a wicket apiece.

Earlier Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq had elected to bat after winning the toss against Sri Lanka in the third ODI in Colombo.

The five-match series is currently tied 1-1, with Pakistan winning the opening one-dayer by six wickets and Sri Lanka winning the second game by 76 runs in Pallekele.

Sri Lanka made one change from the team which played the last game as they rested left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and brought in debutant Sajeewa Weerakoon.

Pakistan replaced paceman Rahat Ali with batsman Asad Shafiq.

Pakistan: Misbahul Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir.

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Sajeewa Weerakoon.

Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SRI) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)

TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

COMMENTS (5)

Adeel Furqan Ahmad | 9 years ago | Reply

There should be such a ground where people can play in rain and enjoy. There should be arranged such matches in rain!!!

Fawad | 9 years ago | Reply

Players got lucky due to rain:)

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