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

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

 

Highlights

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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.

Squads:

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: June 07, 2019 20:33:23 IST

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