Sri Lanka And New Zealand Thwarted By Rain Again
Sri Lanka 203-3 (Jayawardene 59no, Dilshan 44) v New Zealand
Tri-series One-Day International game four, Dambulla
Rain played spoilsport with Sri Lanka and New Zealand for the second day in a row as the fourth match in the One-Day International tri-series was finally abandoned in Dambulla.
The game, which had been postponed following no play yesterday (19th August), was nicely poised with Sri Lanka on 203 for three when the rain moved in.
No further play was possible and both sides will now be looking at their final matches against India as key to their chances of progressing to the final on 28th August.
Mahela Jayawardene was unbeaten on 59 when play was ended and Sri Lanka were looking set for a decent score after openers Tillakaratne Dilshan (44) and Upul Tharanga (12) had put on 56 in quick time for the opening wicket.
Captain Kumar Sangakkara then made 40 in 59 balls before he became the second wicket for Scott Styris, who had earlier had Dilshan bowled.
Daryl Tuffey removed Tharanga when he was caught by Kyle Mills and recalled Chamara Silva was unbeaten on 41 alongside Jayawardene.
Sri Lanka meet India on Sunday (22nd August) while New Zealand play them on 25th August.
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