Bad light halts play in Pakistan's stop-start Test homecoming

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Naseem Shah (Getty Images)
Naseem Shah (Getty Images)

Rawalpindi - Bad light halted play here on Friday as conditions continued to play havoc with Pakistan's first home Test in a decade, against Sri Lanka.

After day three's first session was washed out by wet weather, only 27 minutes of play was possible before the players walked off with just 5.2 overs bowled.

On Thursday, rain and poor light kept the teams off the field for all but 83 minutes.

For Pakistan, 16-year-old paceman Naseem Shah (2-83) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (2-58) were the most successful bowlers.

The conditions have put a dampener on the long-awaited return to Test cricket in Pakistan, following the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team bus that left eight people dead and several players and officials wounded.

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