Dhaka: 2:01 PM, Thu, 17 Oct, 2019

Pakistan-Sri Lanka match delayed by rain

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-06-07 5:54:23 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-06-07 8:07:13 PM

Sports Desk: Persistent rain in Bristol has delayed the toss for today's World Cup match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the County Ground.

There has been no revised starting time for the match, which was scheduled to begin at 3:30pm Bangladesh time.

The covers are still on the pitch and bowlers' run-ups, with rain and possibly thunder forecast for the day.

A few fans, including a supporter waving a Pakistan flag, braved the weather amid the drizzle.

Sixth-ranked Pakistan and ninth-ranked Sri Lanka each have one win and one (heavy) defeat so far in the 2019 edition of the World Cup.

Sri Lanka has a chance today to do something it has never done before at any Cricket World Cup: Beat Pakistan.

Pakistan has won all seven completed World Cup games against Sri Lanka, and has a 90-58 One-Day International (ODI) win-loss overall record against the Sri Lankans with one tie.

Sri Lanka, the 1996 champion, beat Afghanistan in a rain-hit game to rebound after a 10-wicket thrashing by New Zealand. Kusal Perera is set to open again for Sri Lanka after hitting 78 against Afghanistan.

Pakistan, the 1992 champion, ended a run of 11 straight losses in ODIs with a 14-run win over top-ranked England at Trent Bridge on Monday.

The win over pre-tournament favourite England was a dramatic turnaround from Pakistan's heavy opening loss to West Indies.

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