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Rain interrupts first ODI in Sri Lanka


Rain interrupts first ODI in Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO – Rain has interrupted play in the first One Day International cricket match between West Indies and Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium.

Fewer than 15 overs were bowled when rain interrupted for the final time, leaving West Indies on 40 for three. Darren Bravo is 19 not out, while openers Johnson Charles (1), Andre Fletcher (3) and Marlon Samuels (2) are all back in the pavilion.

Suranga Lakmal has taken all three wickets for 15 runs.

The covers were quickly brought on and umpires continued to monitor conditions in Colombo where it had been raining periodically in the time leading up to the match.

Fans braved the weather, sticking around for several hours. Eventually, the covers were removed and ground staff soon had the stumps in place, but rain came again.

Sri Lanka XI: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews (captain), Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardene, Sachithra Senanayake, Suranga Lakmal, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga.

West Indies: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jason Holder (captain), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Jerome Taylor.

Summarised scores: West Indies 40-3 in 14.2 overs (Darren Bravo 19 n.o.; Suranga Lakmal 3-15) vs Sri Lanka.