|308/6 (97.0 ov) - R/R 3.17||252/2 (70.0 ov) - R/R 3.6|
|Abid Ali||not out||109||201||11||0|
|Babar Azam||not out||102||128||14||0|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||11||0||48||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 90/2 (31.5)|
162 (162) R/R: 4.24
Babar Azam 102(128)
Abid Ali 57(101)
Azhar Ali (C) 36(81) S.R (44.44)
c Dimuth Karunaratne b Lahiru Kumara
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Day 4 report: The fourth day of the opening test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled on Saturday due to rain and a wet outfield.
The two-match series marks Pakistan’s first tests on home soil since a militant attack in 2009 on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore.The weather-hit
opening match has not had full play on any of the four days and not even one innings has been completed since tourists Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat.
Sri Lankan batsman Dhananjaya de Silva will hope play will resume on the final day to allow him to score the 13 more runs he needs to complete his sixth hundred in tests.
Dilruwan Perera was not out on six at the other end with the touring side on 282 for six wickets.
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The 36-year-old du Plessis is expected to form the nucleus of the Proteas batting in the upcoming two-Test series which will be first for South Africa in Pakistan in over 13 years.
Pakistan has staged various limited-overs series in the last six years, but Test cricket was only revived in late 2019 – and under the sort of security normally reserved for visiting heads of state.
The pitch gave Sri Lanka's spinners hopes of claiming more wickets but Bairstow (35) and Lawrence (21) took England to 76-3 after resuming at 38-3.