With the first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka being washed out, the anticipation only increased further. But on Monday, when the ODI took place, Pakistan Cricket Board had to face embarassment with floodlight failure causing interruptions in the 2nd innings.
The interruption took place during Sri Lanka’s 306-run chase. One of the six floodlights which were placed at National Stadium in Karachi, malfunctioned twice, disrupting the play for 26 minutes.
Twitter was quick to pounce on PCB for lack of preparation for the series, and some fans even went on to claim that Shehan Jayasuriya, who was leading Sri Lanka’s resistance, was dismissed for 96, because of loss in concentration.
Sigh— Priyansh Chandra (@Pricd05) September 30, 2019
Power cuts Deprived Jayasuriya of a well deserved maiden 100#PAKvSL
The word "lights" in "City of Lights" is silent#PAKvSL— Ali Haider 🇵🇰 (@__Multani) September 30, 2019