Galle, Sri Lanka – West Indies bowlers stuck to their guns and made inroads against Sri Lanka as the third day of the 1st ERI Test match was hit by heavy rain. Only 30.5 overs were possible Wednesday. The players left the field for bad light just after lunch and then showers came to bring an end to the day.
In the time played Sri Lanka moved from 54-1 to 165-3 as the Windies bowlers took two vital wickets. Sri Lanka need to reach 381 to avoid the follow-on after the Windies made 580-9 declared, with a record-breaking topscore of 333 coming from Chris Gayle.