Pakistan vs Sri Lanka first Test Day two live – Gale:
Update: 9:30 a.m.: Some good news! The sun is out and shining this morning on Day 2. The covers are being taken off.
Pakistan is likely to go with a three left-arm bowlers pack against Sri Lanka in the 1st Test beginning Wednesday at Gale.
Update: 5:30 p.m. The first day’s play was called-off due to rain. The play will start early tomorrow at 9:45 a.m.. The toss will take place at 9:15 a.m.
Update 12:05 p.m. The umpires will hold an inspection at 2:00 p.m. Players will take early lunch.
Play will begin 15 minutes early on four remaining days, with the middle session extended by another 15 minutes. #SLvPAK #1stTest #Galle
— X è é § h ä ñ (@Xeechilly) June 17, 2015
The likely playing XI is as below: Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhammika Prasad, Tharindu Kaushal, Rangana Herath and Nuwan Pradeep. Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq,Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar.
Pitch and conditions:
Raining has been pouring in Gale for the past few days, but its raining mainly during the night time.
The pitch has a layer of fresh grass on it and is expected to play flat for the first couple of days.
The team winning the toss would like to bat first to take advantage of the wind. Since the Stadium is located adjacent to the see the breeze is expected to dry the pitch very quickly in case of rain.
Live tweets coming in from the ground and looks like the rain will delay the toss by at least one hour.
Stay tuned for more updates.
that’s the haal of Galle at the moment. heavy rain. think toss will be delayed for at least one hour. #slvpak pic.twitter.com/xeUmatceFd
— Umar Farooq Kalson (@kalson) June 17, 2015
Viewers in Pakistan can watch the match live on PTV Sports while Star Sports will live telecast the series in India.
For online viewers, PTV Sports will be live streaming the match at its website http://live.sports.ptv.com.pk.
Ten Sports will also live stream the series at its official website. Watch the match online streaming on Ten Sports here.
Pakistan is touring Sri Lanka to play three Tests, five ODIs and two T20 matches. The 2nd Test is scheduled to be played at the Sara Oval in Colombo on June 25.
The third Test will be played in Pallekele from July 3.
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