RAWALPINDI: Bad light halted play in Rawalpindi on Friday as conditions continued to play havoc with Pakistan’s first home Test in a decade, against Sri Lanka. After day three’s first session was washed out by wet weather, only 27 minutes of play was possible before the players walked off with just 5.2 overs bowled. Sri Lanka, who won the toss and batted, were 282-6 in their first innings with Dhananjaya de Silva unbeaten on 87 and Dilruwan Perera on six. On Thursday, rain and poor light kept the teams off the field for all but 83 minutes. For Pakistan, 16-year-old paceman Naseem Shah (2-83) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (2-58) were the most successful bowlers. The conditions have put a dampener on the long-awaited return to Test cricket in Pakistan, following the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus that left eight people dead and several players and officials wounded. Bad light ended play on day two of first Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test after a rain interruption at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, On Thursday. Sri Lanka had scored 263 runs for the loss of six wickets when the players were forced to leave the field owing to bad light. Stumps was called for the day in the 87th over. Prior to that, intermittent rain had forced an early lunch with just 7.5 overs of play possible in the morning session after Sri Lanka, who resumed at 202-5, added 20 runs without further loss. The visitors had resumed their innings at 222-5 when the play was started after the rain interruption. Shaheen Afridi dismissed Niroshan Dickwella (33) after lunch. Dhananjaya de Silva was unbeaten on 72, his sixth Test half-century, while Dilruwan Perera was 2 not out. The brief period of play in the first session saw wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan claim a catch to dismiss de Silva off the bowling of 16-year-old pace bowler Naseem Shah, but third umpire Richard Illingworth ruled the ball had bounced before being taken. Next ball de Silva completed his half-century with two runs off Naseem, who with 2-65 was the pick of Pakistan s bowlers. The Test is the first in Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus killed eight people in March 2009, suspending international cricket in the country as foreign teams refused to visit over security fears.