A rain-affected Test match is never a rare site when the encounter is hosted by Sri Lanka. The 1st clash of this Test series between Australia and Sri Lanka have had a similar story. Both days were called off early due to rain in Kandy. Sri Lanka in first innings were bundled out for a mere 117 runs and in reply the visitors took a 86-run lead in the first innings.
The first day’s play didn’t see a singlr ball being bowled after Tea while the second day’s entire final session was also washed away by rain. Sri Lanka now begin Day 3 with a deficit of 80 runs having 9 wickets at their disposal. Earlier on Day 2, Australia after grabbing a first innings lead secured an early blow in the second. Mitchell Starc trapped Kusal Perera in front to hand over Australia their first breakthrough. Starc bowled just two deliveries of his second over when the day was called off due to drizzle. Sri Lanka were 6/1 at stumps.(INDIAN EXPRESS,2016)