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Published: Saturday, July 14, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Colombo: A dangerous wicket forced play to be called off after just one over on the third and final day of India's tour match against Sri Lanka Board on Friday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]India declared its first innings closed at the overnight total of 281for five after facing a testing over from fast bowler Dinusha Fernando. A couple of deliveries to Sameer Dighe rose alarmingly at Sameer Dighe and India skipper Saurav Ganguly consulted coach John Wright before declaring the innings closed. Ganguly top-scored for the tourists with an unbeaten 74. Umpires Lalith Jayasundara and Gamini Silva inspected the pitch conditions before deciding to call off play with the match declared a draw.The home team had scored 326 in its first innings. This was the only warm-up game for the Indians before the three-Test series against Sri Lanka starts at Galle on August 14.

Copyright AFP 2001

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