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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, highlights Bristol: Sri Lanka will look to address its middle order woes when they face erratic Pakistan in their third game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at County Ground in Bristol on Friday. Although, the meteorologists have forecast 90 per cent chances of rain, both team would desperately want a game ahead of tough contests on the horizon. In the pre-match conference, Pakistan coach Grant Flower said that his team will not take Sri Lanka for granted and will give them due respect. The Sri Lankan skipper, on the other hand, said that his team is high on confidence with a win against Afghanistan and would focus on their batting issues against the unpredictable Pakistan. However, the match was abandoned due to rain and a wet outfield.
Highlights of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match below: (SCORECARD)
20:24 hrs IST: The match has been abandoned. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka get one point. This is a real shame.
20:03 hrs IST: The three umpires are having a discussion and it is related to some damp spots on the outfield. The wait continues.
19:57 hrs IST: There is one particular damp patch which the umpires are concerned about. However, we are still awaiting official confirmation.
19:27 hrs IST: There is another inspection scheduled in 20 minutes time. One hopes that it does not start raining.
19:15 hrs IST: The inspection is continuing and there is some wet patches. According to the British met office report, there is chances of hail at Bristol in some time.
18:54 hrs IST: The inspection is scheduled at 19:00 hrs IST. If it is given the green signal, the match can resume at 19:45 hrs IST.
18:28 hrs IST: It is still a steady drizzle. One feels that if the rain does not stop in the next hour or so, then chances of play might be very little.
18:08 hrs IST: There is still a faint drizzle. However, things are clearing up sightly. Still time for a 20-over game though.
17:44 hrs IST: The rain is still steady. According to some reports, the rain must stop by 3:00 PM local, which is 7:30 PM IST in order for the ground to be ready.
17:13 hrs IST: It is still raining in Bristol. The teams will come to the ground in the next 30 minutes but it is only for a formality. According to the latest reports, the cut-off time for a Twenty20 game is 16:19 local time, which is 20:49 hrs IST.
16:19 hrs IST: It is officially pouring down now. The weather forecast for the week in Bristol was bleak and it has shown its true colours now.
15:42 hrs IST: Nothing much to report unfortunately, the rain is still pelting down.
14:58 hrs IST: The current weather situation in Bristol is yellow warning, which is sustained rain. Not looking good.
14:45 hrs IST: According to the revised timings, for a 20-over game to begin, the match must start by 4:15 PM local time, which is 20:45 hrs IST.
14:30 hrs IST: It is still raining in Bristol and according to the latest updates, the teams have not left the hotel. The precipitation chances, according to the weather, is 91 percent rain. Not a good sign.
14:15 hrs IST: Latest update from the ground- Its raining heavily in Bristol and we are certain to face a delay in the toss. Both teams are yet to leave from their hotel.