Play delayed in England-Sri Lanka Test

Updated: 19 December 2007 07:43 IST

Wet ground conditions have delayed the start of the second day's play in the third and final cricket Test between England and Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Play delayed in England-Sri Lanka Test
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Galle:

Wet ground conditions have delayed the start of the second day's play in the third and final cricket Test between England and Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.

A heavy downpour on Tuesday evening drenched the outfield at the Galle International Stadium, although the well-covered wicket was not affected.

Just 55 of the stipulated 90 overs were bowled on the first day with Sri Lanka, sent in to bat, making 147-4 on the back of skipper Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten 51.

Play is not expected to start before 11:00 am (0530 GMT) as overcast skies hampered the ground staff's efforts to dry the outfield.

England are seeking a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Kandy. The second Test in Colombo was drawn last week.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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