‘Aur hason dusro pe’ – Fans react as Day 2 of 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan gets washed out due to rain

An image from Colombo stadium (Source - Twitter)

Day 2 of the 2nd Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka got washed out due to the heavy rain in Colombo. The second Test of the 2-match Test series is being played at the Sinhalese Sports Club where the Men in Green have taken a 12 runs lead over Sri Lanka in the first innings.

The 2nd day of the match witnessed only 10 overs after which it started raining heavily and the play never continued from there. Pakistan batters Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam scored 33 runs in the 10 overs he played on Day 2. According to reports, the forecast is not looking promising on Day 3 as well, so it is expected that Pakistan will play aggressively.

Talking about the match, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. But the decision didn’t affect Pakistan as they produced a brilliant bowling and fielding display in the first innings and bundled out Sri Lanka on the score of just 166 runs. Sri Lanka’s top-order failed miserably, however, Dhanajay de Silva and Dinesh Chandimal stitched an 85-run stand for the 5th wicket. De Silva scored a magnificent half-century.

My dismissals were a bit freaky in this series: Shan Masood

Abrar Ahmed picked up 4 wickets with a brilliant display of spin bowling. On the other hand, Naseem Shah clinched 3 wickets, while Shaheen Afridi managed to get one. In reply, Pakistan lost their 1st wicket on the score of just 13 runs. But Shafique and Shan Masood batted brilliantly, especially Masood who showed his aggressive game style and scored 51 runs off just 47 balls. After the conclusion of Day 1, Masood revealed that he was very disappointed with the way he got dismissed.

Very disappointed, my dismissals were a bit freaky in this series so far, both in Galle and yesterday, came at chest high and I somehow top-edged it straight to the fielder. The surface ain’t that bad, it does keep you honest with a bit more bounce. You can’t trust going back to the spinners, but you can play your shots against the bowlers.” Masood said after Day 1.

Here’s how fans reacted:


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