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Bad weather delays second day of first Sri Lanka vs Australia Test

The start of day two of first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia has been delayed due to rain. Photo: Twitter/@OfficialSLC

The start of day two of first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia has been delayed due to rain. Photo: Twitter/@OfficialSLC

Heavy wind and rain has delayed the start of play on the second day of the first cricket test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Galle International Stadium on Thursday.

Gusty winds from the sea across the cricket ground blew away temporary spectator and camera huts.

Play was not possible until after the scheduled lunch break. Umpires, after inspecting the field, rescheduled the start of play for 1:45 p.m. local time with the number of overs for the day reduced to 59.

Australia was 98 for three at stumps on the opening day in reply to Sri Lanka's 212 all out in the first innings. Usman Khawaja was batting on 47 with Travis Head 6 not out.


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