HOVE - Pakistan's tour match against Sussex has ended in a draw after rain meant no play was possible on Sunday.

The third and final day in Hove was a washout a fter drizzle necessitated the covers staying on into what would have been the afternoon session, with umpires Jeff Evans and Russell Warren deciding at 2.30pm that no play would be possible for the rest of the day. Pakistan headed into Sunday with a 143-run lead after reaching 71 for one in their second innings by close of play on Saturday.

The tourists had declared at the end of day one after a knock of 145 from Azhar Ali helped them to a first-innings score of 363 for five but day two had belonged to Sussex as Harry Finch (103) scored a second first-class century, sharing a 212-run opening stand with Luke Wells (93).

Pakistan rallied with four wickets for 21 runs and the hosts declared on 291 for five, 72 runs behind before the visitors batted again.

Pakistan will now focus on the first Investec Test against England at Lord's which begins on Thursday morning.

Scoreboard

PAKISTAN 1ST INNINGS:

M Hafeez lbw b Archer 17

Shan Masood c Brown b Archer 4

Azhar Ali c Brown b Archer 145

Younus Khan c Shahzad b Briggs 59

Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Archer 68

Asad Shafiq not out 13

Sarfraz Ahmed not out 21

EXTRAS: (b 19, lb 12, w 4, nb 1) 36

TOTAL: (5 wickets dec; 99 overs) 363

FOW: 1-16, 2-49, 3-174, 4-320, 5-335

BOWLING: A Shahzad 21-3-74-0, JC Archer 22-7-49-4, A Sakande 20-3-52-0, HZ Finch 8-0-39-0, DR Briggs 19-4-70-1, WAT Beer 7-0-36-0, LWP Wells 2-0-12-0.

SUSSEX 1ST INNINGS:

LWP Wells c Sarfraz b Wahab 93

HZ Finch c Hafeez b Wahab 103

MW Machan lbw b Imran Khan 13

Craig Cachopa lbw b Zulfiqar 19

BC Brown c Sarfraz b Imran Khan 0

PD Salt not out 37

EXTRAS: (lb 9, nb 17) 26

TOTAL: (5 wickets dec; 63.5 overs) 291

FOW: 1-212, 2-228, 3-233, 4-233, 5-291

BOWLING: Imran Khan 13-2-60-2, Sohail Khan 16-2-79-0, Wahab Riaz 11-0-62-2, Zulfiqar Babar 17.5-3-66-1, Asad Shafiq 1-0-1-0, Azhar Ali 5-0-14-0.

PAKISTAN 2ND INNINGS:

M Hafeez c Cachopa b Archer 23

Shan Masood not out 38

Azhar Ali not out 9

EXTRAS: (lb 1) 1

TOTAL: (1 wicket; 24 overs) 71

FOW: 1-48

BOWLING: A Shahzad 7-3-18-0, JC Archer 9-2-24-1, A Sakande 6-0-24-0, DR Briggs 2-1-4-0

TOSS: Sussex

UMPIRES: JH Evans and RJ Warren