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Play resumes in New Zealand-Sri Lanka

Play resumed in the first cricket Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand after heavy rain delayed the start of the second day's play by two hours. LIVE COVERAGE

cricket Updated: Aug 19, 2009 12:51 IST

Play resumed in the first cricket Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand after heavy rain delayed the start of the second day's play by two hours on Wednesday.

Umpires Daryl Harper and Nigel Llong pushed back the lunch break by an hour to make up for lost time as the skies cleared over the Galle International Stadium.

A minimum of 72 overs have been scheduled for the day, weather permitting.

Just 78 overs of the stipulated 90 were bowled on the first day due to bad weather and more rain was forecast in this southern coastal town over the next four days.

Sri Lanka resumed their first innings at 293-3 with Mahela Jayawardene on 108 and Thilan Samaraweera on 82.

New Zealand play two Tests, two Twenty20 internationals and a limited-overs tri-series also featuring India during their five-week tour.