Cricket fans can watch live online as Sri Lanka and Pakistan continue to battle the weather to play out their First Test Match as it moves into Day 3 on Friday. So far, there have been only 64 overs bowled with Pakistan yet to bat thanks to the torrential rains that drenched the National Stadium in Galle, Sri Lanka.
The weather forecast for Galle looks better on Day 3, with morning thunderstorms predicted to let up around 11 a.m., meaning that the start of play might be delayed, but the two teams should nonetheless be able to get in a nearly full day of Test cricket.
To find out how to watch the Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan First Test live online, see the information at the bottom of this article. Play on Day 3 is scheduled to start Friday morning at 10 a.m. in Galle — that's 12:30 a.m. in United States Eastern Time, 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Pacific Time.
The abbreviated Day 2 action saw Pakistan Captain Misbah-ul-Haq win the toss — which had been postponed from the washed-out Day One — and controversially choose to allow Sri Lanka to bat first.
Sri Lanka responded with a 178/3 total, including half-centuries from Kumar Sangakkara, with an even 50, and Kaushal Silva, who put 80 on the board and remained unbeaten. His partnership with Angelo Matthews, at 10 not out, was just getting started when stumps were pulled.
Pakistan World Cup star Wahab Riaz claimed two of the three wickets, dismissing Sangakkara and opener Dimuth Karunaratne, who went out for just 21.
Watch live online to find out if the Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan Test Match will get a full day of play in on Day 3, or if the rain will shorten play once more. India-based website CricHD will stream the First Test at this link, but viewers there will have to put up with numerous advertisements that often cause slowdowns when viewing online.
The best way to watch the Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan cricket Frist Test match live online in the United States is through Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV's own site, accessible by clicking here.
Some promotional offers make it possible to watch Willow TV legally online free for a limited period of time, such as the offer at this link — or the one-month free trial of Sling TV's International Sports Package, which includes the all-cricket channel. Information on that deal can be found at this link.
Viewers with access to Pakistan internet sites can watch the match line online via Geo Super TV by clicking here.
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