Heavy rain stops play in 2nd ODI

Published: Sunday, April 13, 2008, 1:15 [IST]
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Unseasonal rain has disrupted the second One-day International between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Queen's Park Oval here Saturday.

Sri Lanka, sent in to bat, had reached 112 for five from 30.3 overs, when the second stoppage in the match occurred.

Rain soon stopped play earlier with Sri Lanka on 83 for two, and resumed an hour later with a reduction in the number of overs to 47.

Sri Lanka had lost Mahela Udawatte for 14 and Upul Tharanga for 40 before the first stoppage occurred in the 25th over.

Only 6.2 overs were possible after that interruption, but the visitors lost Kumar Sangakkara (28), Kaushalya Weeraratne (15), and Chamara Silva (2) in the space of seven balls before the second stoppage.

West Indies captain Chris Gayle has been his side's most successful bowler with two wickets for six runs from 1.3 overs.

West Indies lead the three-match series 1-0, after they won the opening ODI on Thursday at the same venue by one wicket, and have announced three changes to their side for the match contested before a sell-out crowd.

The home team has brought in Sewnarine Chattergoon, Denesh Ramdin, and Daren Powell in place of Devon Smith, Patrick Browne, and Sulieman Benn.

For Sri Lanka, Kaushalya Weeraratne replaces Ishara Amerasinghe as the only change to their side.

The third and final ODI in the series will be contested on Tuesday at the Beausejour Stadium in St. Lucia.

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