We will have the toss at 11.30 and start of play at noon. Of course, provided there is no rain. Lunch will be taken at 1.15. Tea at 3.40. Play can go on till 5.45. Target for the day: 72 overs
11 am Even as the second inspection is on, it has gone darker. Some ominous clouds to the west. The covers are coming on as a precaution, though it is not raining
10:43 Local Time, 05:13 GMT, 10:43 IST: The umpires had an inspection and another one is scheduled at 11 am.
10:35 Local Time, 05:05 GMT, 10:35 IST: umpires are out in the middle for inspection. We should have news on the toss soon.'
09:58 Local Time, 04:28 GMT, 09:58 IST: more good news: 'Umpires will have inspection at 10.30am local time, which is 35 minutes from now.'
09:44 Local Time, 04:14 GMT, 09:44 IST: Great news as all the covers are off and the groundstaff is going about their work with due diligence. Russel Arnold reckons the Galle groundstaff are the best in the world. Live pictures show the sun out and crows on the ground. The umpires will make an inspection soon and we will know when they will start play. Do stay tuned
09:32 Local Time, 04:02 GMT, 09:32 IST: The covers are coming off. Also no rain at the moment. The sun is out and shining brightly
Hello and welcome to live coverage of 1st Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Galle. Day -2
Over 0.2KTGD Prasad bowls good length delivery to Mohammad Hafeez, gets beaten on the frontfoot by that good delivery.No runs
Over 0.3KTGD Prasad bowls good length delivery to Mohammad Hafeez, gets forward and leaves it outside off to the wicket keeper.No runs
Over 0.4KTGD Prasad bowls good length delivery to Mohammad Hafeez, gets forward and leaves it outside off to the wicket keeper.No runs
Over 0.5KTGD Prasad bowls short of length delivery to Mohammad Hafeez, opens up on the backfoot to defend that towards the legside.No runs
Over 0.6KTGD Prasad bowls good length delivery to Mohammad Hafeez, gets an outside edge and is caught in the slips.He is Caught