An unusual spell of monsoon rain in the southern port city during this time of the year left the cricket ground completely waterlogged. The second game of the three-match series, which could also be affected by rain, is on Sunday.
"History will be made on Friday when Karachi will host the first ODI," said Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. "We must thank the Sri Lankan team for touring us."
Pakistan rode on a brilliant century from Babar Azam and fast bowler Usman Shinwari’s five wickets to beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second day-night international on Monday
The 28-year-old left-hander knocked a 134-ball 133 with 16 boundaries and a six for his second hundred which lifted Sri Lanka after they won the toss and batted on a flat National stadium pitch.
Lahore: World number one Twenty20 team Pakistan take on an inexperienced Sri Lanka in the first of a three-match series in Lahore on Saturday, starting their preparation for next
Inexperienced Sri Lanka stunned Pakistan by 64 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Lahore on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Recalled Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad failed in both matches, with Akmal getting golden ducks and Shehzad scores of 4 and 13 before he was clean bowled both times.
Sri Lanka, aiming to register their first-ever whitewash in the shortest format, compiled a challenging 147-7 against Pakistan in the third and final Twenty20 international in Lahore on Wednesday.