5 Dec 2010

Rain continues to hit Kandy Test

3:26 pm on 5 December 2010

The persistent rain which has dogged the third and final cricket Test continued to thwart Sri Lanka's attempts to bowl West Indies out in their first innings in Kandy as the match drifted towards a tame draw.

The first two Tests of the three-match series were also affected by bad weather before ending in draws and with only one day remaining in the third, a similar stalemate appears to be a formality.

Only nine minutes of play was possible in the afternoon following a truncated morning session and with more rain falling, the umpires halted proceedings at tea with West Indies having added just 59 runs to their overnight total to be 303 for eight.

Sulieman Benn was unbeaten on 29 and Kemar Roach on 12 after the hosts had taken three wickets in between the downpours.