West Indies vs Sri Lanka 5th tri-series match reduced to 41-overs-a-side match

Sri Lankan players outside the dressing room while waiting for the rain to stop in their match against West Indies on July 8, 2013 in Port of Spain © AFP

Port of Spain: Jul 8, 2013

Rain stopped play in the crucial One-Day International match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in the tri-nation series on the reserve day for a second time, in Port of Spain on Monday.

When play resumed the match, which was already reduced to a 45-overs-a-side, was made into a 41-overs-a-side.

Resuming at 60 for three in 19 overs, Sri Lanka were 122 for four in 32 overs when heavens opened up once again after delaying the resumption early on the reserve day on Monday.

Kumar Sangakkara (40) and Angelo Matthews (17) were at the crease when rain interrupted the play at Queen’s Park Oval.

Persistent rain had washed out the day on Sunday, forcing the officials to push the ODI to the reserve day but drizzle followed by heavy downpour on Monday had delayed the resumption.