Rain and wet outfield delays start of third day's play at Durban

The umpires conducted an inspection at 10:30 am local time, which is thirty minutes after the scheduled start. Play will now begin at 11:00 am Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Durban: Dec 28, 2011

The start of the third days play of the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka has been delayed by an hour due to a wet outfield on Wednesday. Rain lashed Durban and left moist conditions at Kingsmead.

The umpires conducted an inspection at 10:30 am local time, which is thirty minutes after the scheduled start. Play will now begin at 11:00 am.

At the end of day two, Sri Lanka were seven for the loss of one wicket in their second innings. Earlier, Sri Lanka scored 338 in their first innings at the back of a gritty 102 by Thilan Samaraweera.

The hosts were bowled out for 168 due to a five-wicket haul by paceman Chanaka Welegedara giving Sri Lanka a lead of 170 runs