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  • 3:37 PM IST

    And that is the end of day two. Play has been called off at the P Sara Oval. A bleak day, with the entire second session washed out. Join us again tomorrow, with hopes for more cricket. Good bye.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    Still bleak in Colombo. The second session has been washed out and tea has been taken.

  • 2:12 PM IST

    Not a good update from the P Sara Oval. It remains gloomy and the rain has increased. We may not see any more play today.

  • 1:15 PM IST

    A light drizzle continues at the P Sara Oval. Will update on the resumption.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    Would you believe it? Like Trent Boult earlier, Tim Southee gets two wickets in an over and Sri Lanka slump to 130/6. Southee gets the big wicket of Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne for 65.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    WICKET! Tim Southee strikes to get Dimuth Karunaratne caught behind for 65 and Sri Lanka slip to 130/5

  • 11:24 AM IST

    Would you believe it? Trent Boult, one of the best fielders in the sport, has put down a caught-and-bowled chance. He hustled Dhananjaya de Silva with a shortish delivery but the top edge is spilled. Boult is on his knees in disbelief. What a slice of luck for de Silva?

  • 11:03 AM IST

    What a way for Trent Boult to get to 250 Test wickets!

    A double-wicket maiden over accounts for Angelo Mathew, caught down the leg side off a short ball, and Kusal Perera for 0 as he shouldered arms to an inswinger.

    This has left Sri Lanka 93/4 on day two.
  • 10:29 AM IST

    Play is starting. The revised timings for today are 10:30am to 12:45pm for the morning session, 1:25pm to 3:25pm for the second session and 3:45pm to 5:45 for the last session. This is, of course, all dependant on the weather.

  • 9:56 AM IST

    Still no start of play. Hopefully soon. No rain.

  • 9:33 AM IST

    The covers are being removed at the P Sara Oval and while it is overcast, there is no rain currently. Should have a scheduled start. Stay tuned for more.

  • 9:27 AM IST

    We are coming up to the scheduled start of play on day two. The news from Colombo is that there is no rain currently. Hoping for a timely start.

  • 8:38 AM IST

    Hello and a very warm welcome to you, and thanks for coming back to us for live coverage of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand. Rain is predicted in Colombo today, but let’s hope it doesn’t hamper play too much.

    Stay tuned for further updates.
Live: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 2 – Play called off in Colombo with Sri Lanka 144/6
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2nd Test live score, live updates

Just 36.3 overs were bowled on day one of the second Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the P Sara Oval, after heavy rain in the morning forced a three-hour delay.

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and opted to bat, and when an early stumps was called on Thursday he was batting on 49 from 100 balls with his team 85/2.

Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd Test

A late wicket from seam-bowling allrounder Colin de Grandhomme justified his addition in New Zealand’s playing XI at the expense of Mitchell Santer, and gave the Black Caps a sliver of hope on a frustrating opening day.

(READ: Karunaratne steady for Sri Lanka in rain-affected opening day)

The forecast in Colombo is for further rain today. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson yesterday displayed his displeasure when the match officials were slow to return the players to the field after the tea interval when the rain had stopped.

Stay with CricketCountry for live updates and live score from the second Test.