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After 10 years Karachi’s first ODI didn’t even get as far as the toss. Heavy rain in the days leading up to this match was already proving a challenge, with doubts arising over whether the outfield would dry in time. Then, on Friday, more rain was delivered by towering dark clouds.
The pitch and its adjoining areas were covered as the scheduled toss at 2:30 pm (0930 GMT) was delayed with both teams inside their dressing rooms.
The National Stadium was heavily waterlogged due to this The National Stadium was not able for playing cricket.
Karachi will need bright sunshine over the weekend in order to assist the drying of the outfield,
The remaining two ODIs will be played in Karachi on Sunday and Wednesday.
but unfortunately, more rain is forecast for Sunday.
Sri Lanka will also play three Twenty20 internationals in Lahore on October 5, 7 and 9.