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Play resumes in NZealand-SLanka Test

Play began in the first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka after the third day's play was delayed by 90 minutes due to heavy rain. See Live Coverage

cricket Updated: Aug 20, 2009 12:17 IST

Play began in the first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on Thursday after the third day's play was delayed by 90 minutes due to heavy rain.

Bad weather allowed just 146.4 overs of the stipulated 180 to be bowled on the first two days and more rain was expected in this southern coastal town over the next three days.

New Zealand resumed at their overnight score of 87-2 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 452.

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

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