Third Lanka-Pakistan ODI abandoned
Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:08
Contributed by holdingwilley
The third one-day international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was abandoned due to rain in Colombo on Wednesday.
Pakistan were 12-2 off 6.2 overs after electing to bat when play was called off, with Asad Shafiq unbeaten on five and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq yet to open his account.
Pacemen Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara each bagged one wicket for Sri Lanka.
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 Shafiq.
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.
The fourth one-dayer will be played in Colombo on Saturday.
Move over sports shoes, atleast when you play in Sri Lanka in the months of June to September. Perhaps, a gumboot manufacturer shall start producing sports accessories than can be used during rain-hit cricket matches.
The series has been tied at 1-1 with two matches to go. Fans and administrators will hope to see a cricket match without much rain halts.
Keep your fingers crossed; i know it will be a pain considering the frequency of rains. But still...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 20:04