Sri Lanka won toss, decided to bat first against Pakistan
RAWALPINDI: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
The match is scheduled at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium as Test cricket has returned to Pakistan after a decade.
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The second Test of the series will be played at National Stadium in Karachi from December 19-23.
Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan’s skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away.
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“It’s a historic occasion and all the players are excited to be part of this,” Azhar, who has played 75 Tests — but, until now, none at home, said at a press conference in Rawalpindi with his counterpart, Dimuth Karunaratne.
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