Rain delays Sri Lanka’s 2nd Test win bid

A wet outfield caused by heavy rain since early morning delayed the start of Monday’s fifth day’s play in the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo.

There has been no play since the tea break on day four, with Sri Lanka due to begin their chase of a 153-run target to win the match and level the three-match series.

The ground staff at the P Sara Oval were busy drying the outfield as the rain stopped, but dark clouds suggested more bad weather was on the way.

Pakistan won the first Test in Galle by 10 wickets. The third Test starts on Friday in Pallekele.

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