Washout At Wantage Road

The gloomy scene at Northampton where no play was possible on day three
The gloomy scene at Northampton where no play was possible on day three
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Sri Lankans 558-8 dec. (Thirimanne 156) v
Northamptonshire 146-5 (Levi 64)
Tour game, Northampton, day three

There was no play possible on day three of the tour game between Northamptonshire and the Sri Lankans due to the rain sweeping across England and Wales hitting the East Midlands.

Under grey skies, the Wantage Road ground in Northampton was lashed with rain and as a result, the umpires made an early decision to abandon play on the day.

Sri Lanka declared on day two on 558 for eight and Northamptonshire closed on 146 for five in reply.

Kaushal Silva (152), Lahiru Thirimanne (156) and Dilruwan Perera (59) were in the runs during Sri Lanka's innings before Dhammika Prasad took a brace of wickets.

The game is Sri Lanka's only first-class warm-up game prior to the first Test against England at Lord's beginning on 12th June.

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Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs