Rain mars first day’s play in third India-Sri Lanka Test (Day 1, Scoreboard)
Colombo, Aug 28 (IANS) Rain forced an early end of the first day’s play of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Friday, with just about one hour’s play possible.
India were 50/2 against Sri Lanka when rain interrupted play before lunch. Opening batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (19 not out) and captain Virat Kohli (14 not out) were at the crease after 15 overs of play. The game didn’t resume after that.
Earlier, India lost opener Lokesh Rahul (2) and Ajinkya Rahane (8).
Following is the scoreboard at stumps on the first day of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Friday:
India (first innings)
Lokesh Rahul b Prasad 2
Cheteshwar Pujara not out 19
Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Pradeep 8
Virat Kohli not out 14
Extras (w 1, nb 1, penalty 5) 7
Total (2 wickets; 15 overs) 50
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Rahul, 0.2 overs), 2-14 (Rahane, 3.4).
Dhammika Prasad 4-0-16-1
Nuwan Pradeep 6-0-16-1
Angelo Mathews 4-2-7-0
Rangana Herath 1-0-6-0