No play possible on day four in Rawalpindi

England's umpires Richard Kettlevorough front and Michael Gough left examine the ground conditions following overnight heavy rainfalls during the fourth-day of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi on Saturday. — AP

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Pakistan cricketer Sarfraz Ahmed.

Mushtaq's very first project is always to prepare him when it comes to 2nd Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi by dealing with veteran leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Rain again played a part in Pakistan's first home Test in a decade.

Umpires called off the day's play at 1200 local time (0700 GMT) under heavy overcast conditions with plenty of water on the covers and soggy outfield at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The match is heading for a draw as Sri Lanka are batting at 282-6 with just 91.2 overs being bowled in the match so far. Niroshan Dickwella was scalped by pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi after scoring 33 runs.Dilruwan Perera joined Dhananjaya de Silva for a brief unbeaten partnership of 7 runs before bad light forced early stumps on the second consecutive day. Only 18.2 overs were possible on day two and 5.2 on the third.

There is a clear forecast for Sunday but with so many overs lost over the four days, there is little chance of a result in the match.

Cricket fans on twitter bashed PCB for choosing Rawalpindi to host Pakistan vs Sri lanka Test series as downpour in December was quite expected. The ambush killed eight people and left several Sri Lankan players and officials injured. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.

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