Second Sri Lanka-New Zealand Test start delayed by rain

#dailynews60 : Persistent early morning rain delayed the scheduled 10:00 am (0430 GMT) start in the second and final Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo on Thursday.

The entire P. Sara Oval ground remained covered under overcast skies.

The Dimuth Karunaratne-led Sri Lanka lead the series 1-0, having won the first encounter by six wickets in Galle last week. This test series is being played as part of the ongoing World Test Championship. Sri Lanka had earned 60 points towards this championship with their win in the first test.

The first test was quite closely fought and was in no way devoid of excitement, both on and off the field. In fact, one bowler from each side was reported for suspect action after the first test. Akila Dhananjaya for Sri Lanka and the New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, both were reported for suspect action.