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Highlights, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Match abandoned, teams share one point each

Date: Friday, 07 June, 2019 20:33 IST

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

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Highlights, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Match abandoned, teams share one point each


20:30 (IST)

After such a long wait, the umpires have called off the match without a ball bowled. Feel for the fans that turned to the stadium, but that's how it goes. The incessant rain till 2 pm in Bristol affected the outfield and despite the best efforts of the super soppers and groundsmen they couldn't get the field fit to play some cricket. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will share a point each, don't know which team will be happier of the two. With that we come to an end to our weather coverage. Lots of cricket coming over the weekend, first England take on Bangladesh in Cardiff at 3pm IST and later it is Afghanistan, who will be up against New Zealand in Taunton. Do tune in for that.


20:22 (IST)

The match has been called off. The match referee Andy Pycroft along with the three umpires have decided that the pitch is too wet to have a game on it. Both teams get one point each and for the first time in World Cup history, Sri Lanka have avoided defeat against Pakistan.  

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance Cricket writer
20:22 (IST)
20:20 (IST)

Here's the confirmation:

20:19 (IST)

The match has been called off without a ball bowled.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will share a point each

20:11 (IST)

Concerns still over a particular area on the ground. We might have an update soon...

20:05 (IST)

The fans have been waiting all day and then are pretty hopeful

19:52 (IST)

With the rain clearing up, the main concern for the officials is wet the outfield and more importantly the square.

There has been steady rain throughout the morning and early afternoon till about 2pm local time, the super soopers have been put to task as well.

19:49 (IST)

More positive pictures coming in as the second inspection is currently underway

19:34 (IST)

The inspection is done and dusted. Still nothing substantial from the umpires. Apparently, there will be another inspection at 15.15 local time and a final call is expected at that time. 

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance Cricket writer
19:34 (IST)
19:25 (IST)

We will be having another inspection at 19:45 IST


19:07 (IST)

The umpires walk out on to the field with field, few layers off covers have been taken off but the square is still under the wraps. The groundsmen too lurk around, if there is no further rain then we might be able to squeeze in a shortened game.

19:02 (IST)

Looks like we might get lucky. The rain has stopped and currently the umpires are out there to inspect the field of play.

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance Cricket writer
19:02 (IST)
18:54 (IST)

Here's the confirmation

18:29 (IST)

Some positive weather update from Bristol

18:12 (IST)

Meanwhile, commentators took some time off to play some cricket, in the commentary box!

17:16 (IST)

That will be 8:49 pm IST

17:14 (IST)

The weather prediction is not good for the rest of the day. So this could be a washout. Sri Lankans wouldn’t be complaining. These well could be the last points they are earning in this World Cup unless there is another washout.

Rex Clementine, Sri Lanka Correspondent
17:14 (IST)
17:03 (IST)

Cricket enthusiasts seem to be in a joyful mood despite the rain delay!


16:55 (IST)

Still pouring down there. The official time to call off the game is 14.30 BST. Still couple of hours left for that but as per the latest update I have got from the ground, the organisers do not expect the match to take place today. 

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance Cricket writer
16:55 (IST)
16:51 (IST)

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16:38 (IST)

Still no news on cricket as we wait for the weather to clear.

Thunderstorms are predicted towards the south (Bristol included) with the possibility of localised flooding

16:24 (IST)

More bad news: According to the local papers the MeT department has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms which covers the whole of Bristol this afternoon

Most of the South West is affected by the alert which is in place from 2pm to 11pm (UK time)

16:15 (IST)

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16:00 (IST)

Update: Live pictures from the broadcast provide for a grim story. The rain continues...wait continues and well, the hope, shall also continue then...

15:52 (IST)

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15:37 (IST)

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As we still wait for the rain to clear out, you could read Telford Vice's maddening mystery of AB de Villiers, an explosive piece on the South African genius.

15:26 (IST)

Currently we are approaching the 11 am mark in Bristol and yet there's no signs of improvement and according to Bristol Post it is likely to get worse the MeT office forecast shows a 90 per cent chance of heavy rain from 8am to 2pm, with the chance rising to 95 per cent at times.

Things do improve briefly in the afternoon, with light rain showers from 3pm to 4pm.

There's then a 60% chance of heavy showers from 5pm onwards.

15:12 (IST)

Steady showers are expected throughout the day

15:04 (IST)

For a 20-over fixture, the match needs to start by 16.15 local time. And according to the groundsmen, they need an hour and so to make the field of play ready for action. So, the rain must stop by 15.00-15.15 local time. 

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance Cricket writer
15:04 (IST)
14:53 (IST)

If this match gets washed out, it will be a huge setback for Pakistan's chances of making it to the semi-finals. Following the victory over England, the spirits are high in the Pakistan camp. And they start as favourites against Sri Lanka. So, they would be gutted to share points in this fixture. 

Furthermore, Pakistan are a team of momentum. Hence, a wash out here will break their rhythm.

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance Cricket writer
14:53 (IST)
14:46 (IST)

 Head to Head in ODIs:

Overall : Pakistan (90), Sri Lanka (58)
In ODI WCs : Pakistan (7), Sri Lanka (0)
Since 2015 : Pakistan (9), Sri Lanka (2)

Pakistan have won each of their last six ODIs against Sri Lanka.

Pakistan's win over England in their last match was their first ever in their last 12 ODIs.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
14:46 (IST)
14:44 (IST)

Following a glorious day of sunshine yesterday, it has been a wet morning in the UK today. The southern part of the country is experiencing steady drizzle since morning. The MeT department has predicted a 90 percent chance of rain in Bristol during this fixture and currently it is pelting down there. So, the toss will be delayed.

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance Cricket writer
14:44 (IST)
14:41 (IST)

Seems like we are going to have a fair bit of delay! 

14:36 (IST)

Sri Lanka meanwhile have big issues with their batting department that has been inconsistent.

Angelo Mathews needs to come up with a big contribution today. After two games, he is yet to open the account having been dismissed without scoring on both occasions.

Rex Clementine, Sri Lanka Correspondent
14:36 (IST)
14:27 (IST)

Sri Lanka have never beaten Pakistan in a World Cup encounter and given their enviable record and excellent form, Pakistan should be firm
favourites to win this contest. 

After a shaky start against the West Indies, Pakistan were on the money against hosts England

Rex Clementine, Sri Lanka Correspondent
14:27 (IST)
13:55 (IST)

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13:02 (IST)

Pakistan start favourites

Such has been Sri Lanka's fall in recent years that Pakistan, who have barely won anything of late, appear a decidedly superior opposition. Both teams have had a familiar starts to their World Cup campaigns, losing their first games before winning the next. Pakistan were punished by West Indies, but came back strongly against tournament favourites  England. Sri Lanka went down to New Zealand before securing a nervy win over Afghanistan. Both teams will look for a strong performance to soothe nerves. 

12:51 (IST)

Hello and welcome to Firstpost's LIVE coverage of ICC World Cup 2019, where Asian giants Pakistan play Sri Lanka. Stay tuned for LIVE scores and updates.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, LIVE Score, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Latest Updates: The match between the two Asian giants has been abandoned and as a result, Pakistan and Sri Lanka share a point each.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, LIVE Score, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Preview: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has urged his team to "stay ruthless" at the World Cup as they train their sights on Sri Lanka after shocking England.

The notoriously unpredictable Pakistan side held their nerve to beat the hosts by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Monday, just three days after crashing to a seven-wicket defeat against the West Indies at the same venue.

That ended a sequence of 11 consecutive defeats in completed one-day internationals.

Arthur praised his team's resolve after a "shocking" defeat in their tournament opener.

"It was just so good to see us go out and play with the belief and intensity that we had spoken about," Arthur told AFP.

"When we put all three disciplines together we know we can beat anybody. We now need to stay consistent and ruthless."

Pakistan posted an impressive 348-8 against a potent England bowling attack, with fifties from veteran Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in a rain-shortened match, also in Cardiff, to breathe life into their campaign.

But the 1996 champions will be wary of another middle-order batting collapse after they lost five wickets for 14 runs against New Zealand and seven wickets for 36 runs against Afghanistan.

Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha said he had told his batsmen to up their game.

"I don't give pep talks. I give an honest talk, that's all.

"I tell them what has to be done. They have to come and perform," said Hathurusingha, who praised opener Kusal Perera for his 78-run knock, which helped Sri Lanka reach 201 against Afghanistan.

"He's an amazing player," said Hathurusingha. "We have given him the full license to bat the way he wants to bat. We know that when he's come up, most of the time it's match-winning."

But one factor outside anybody's control is the weather, with persistent rain forecast for Bristol on Friday.

Here's all you need to know about when and where to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match:

When will Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match take place?

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match will take place on 7 June, 2019.

Where will Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match be played?

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match will be played at County Ground in Bristol.

What time will Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match begin?

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match will begin at 3.00 pm IST, with toss scheduled at 2:30 pm IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the French Open quarter-finals?

The match will be telecast on the Star Sports network in both standard as well as HD format, with live streaming on Hotstar. You can also catch the live scores and updates on Firstpost.com.


Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne  (c), Suranga LakmalIsuru UdanaLasith MalingaKusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Nuwan PradeepSuranga LakmalJeevan MendisThisara PereraLahiru ThirimanneJeffrey VandersayMilinda SiriwardanaAvishka FernandoDhananjaya de Silva.

Pakistan: Imam-ul-HaqFakhar ZamanBabar AzamMohammad HafeezShoaib MalikSarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad WasimShadab KhanHasan AliMohammad AmirWahab RiazHaris SohailAsif AliShaheen AfridiMohammad Hasnain

With AFP inputs

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Updated Date: Jun 07, 2019