Rain delays fourth day start at Lord's

Rain washed out the entire morning session of the fourth day’s play in the second Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s AFP

London: Jun 6, 2011

Rain washed out the entire morning session of the fourth day’s play in the second Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s on Monday.

The umpires decided lunch would be taken 30 minutes early at 12.30pm local time (1130GMT) in the hope of making a prompt start to the second session. Sri Lanka were 372 for three in reply to England’s first innings 486, a deficit of 114, after rain had also forced an early close on the third day.

Mahela Jayawardene was 40 not out and Thilan Samaraweera one not out.

England lead the three-match series 1-0 after an innings and 14-run win in the first Test in Cardiff.

Brief Scores: England 486 (Matthew Prior 126, Alastair Cook 96, Stuart Broad 54*; Chanaka Welegedara 4 for 122, Suranga Lakmal 3 for 126) lead Sri Lanka 372 for 3 (Tillakaratne Dilshan 193, Tharanga Paranavitana 65, Mahela Jayawardene 40*; Steven Finn 2 for 84) by 114 runs.

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