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.

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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