Sri Lanka ‘safe’ to win before noon, says Meteorology department
Sri Lankan cricket team is 5 wickets away to win the Walton Test series 1-0. The team management is relying on two spinners- Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama and hoping to get the victory before lunch.
“Yes, if they achieve this in the first half, they are ‘safe’ from the rain threat,” Ms. Shiroman Jayawardena, the Director of the Sri Lanka’s Meteorology department said exclusively over the telephone.
“There’s a high possibility of rain in the afternoon. There will be thunderstorms after 3.00 pm. You can say it is a transition rain period between winter and summer monsoons in Sri Lanka.”
The ongoing series has been marred with rain and bad light.
Bangladesh have ended the fourth day of second Test in a dismal position to chase the huge target of 437 runs set up by Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. Bangladesh need 260 runs more to win the match with just 5 wickets in hand.
They were at 177/5 in 48 overs before the play was called off for the day due to bad light.