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Rain washes out first day in Galle

Sri Lanka v Pakistan
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Rain washed out the opening day of the Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, without a ball bowled or even a coin tossed in Galle. The pitch and outfield remained under covers right through the day, and the umpires officially called off play after an inspection at 1.45pm.

By then, it was clear no play would be possible. Persistent showers had kept both teams in their hotel, and the heavy cloud cover had ensured the groundstaff kept the covers on even during dry intervals.

Play will begin 15 minutes early on the four remaining days, with the middle session extended by another 15 minutes.

Shah of Spin

7/76

Yasir Shah's figures, the best for any Pakistan leg-spinner in the last 20 years

Return of the Leggie

2

Number of five-wicket hauls taken by a Pakistan leg-spinner in the last 5 years, both by Yasir Shah

Love for the Lankans

3

Number of times PAK have chased down a target (min. 100) at more than 4 RPO against SL, more often than against any other team

History provides Hope

1

Number of times Sri Lanka have beaten Pakistan after conceding a 1st innings lead of 100+ runs (Faisalabad, 1995)

Shafiq & Safraz stun SL

4

Instances of Nos. 6 and 7 making 90+ scores for Pakistan in the same Test innings - today was the 4th

Among the best

49.95

Safaraz Ahmed's average. The only keeper to average more in away/neutral Tests is Andy Flower, 52.24 (min. 1000 runs)

A for Ali, B for Bunny

7

Number of times Rangana Herath has dismissed Azhar Ali, more than any other bowler

Twin Failures

4

Instances in the last 10 years of both PAK openers being dismissed in single digits v SL. Three of those are at Galle.

A different triple for Silva

14

Years since a Sri Lankan opener has faced 300+ balls in a home Test. Kaushal Silva faced exactly 300 balls in the 1st inns