3rd day’s play of 2nd Test abandoned due to rain in Southampton

3rd day’s play of 2nd Test abandoned due to rain in Southampton

Third day’s paly of 2nd Test between Pakistan and England was abandoned due to rain in Southampton. As the rain has already caused several  interruption in previous session of the match . On Saturday No single ball was bowled on the third day.

On Firday only 40 overs took place, with the umpires finishing the second day’s play because of bad light even though the Ageas Bowl ground floodlights were on full beam.

Surely, Mohammad Rizwan appeared to in no difficulty, with his 60 not out in bowler-friendly conditions taking Pakistan to 223-9 in their first innings at stumps.

Zak Crawley, England batsman empathized with fans frustrations’ but said bad light could cause “life-changing” injuries.

“Definitely annoying,” the 22-year-old batsman, looking for the 1st century of his seven-Test career, told reporters on Saturday.

“You always want the game moving forward, especially when I’d like a bat. But I was at deep square when a couple of balls got hit out and I didn’t see them at all really.

“I don’t know if anyone else was feeling the same. It’s a difficult one, if someone cops one on the head because they didn’t look the ball in the field or a batsman cops one on the arm and misses the rest of the series, that’s life-changing.

Mike Atherton, Former England  Skipper commentating for Sky Sports television, insisted: “I think ultimately what we’ll get to in cricket is just a simple regulation that, where there’s a ground with floodlights, bad light does not apply. We’re not there yet.”

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