Rain has stopped play in the 45-overs-a-side knockout match of the Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo on Thursday.

Pakistan were 130-5 in 27.4 overs after opting to bat first in the rain-reduced match of the 50-over tournament, a precursor to the upcoming ODI World Cup in India.

Mohammad Rizwan was batting on 22 after he lost his partner Mohammad Nawaz, for 12.

The play started 75 minutes late due to rain.

The winner of the contest will meet India in the final on 17 September.