The rain gods have shown no mercy even on the 2nd day as the 1st test between India and Sri Lanka is heading towards a no contest. Only around 20 overs were played before rain washed the second day as well in Kolkata.
India had a tough start to the match on the first day after a delayed start due to the downfall. Suranga Lakmal dismantled Indian top order by taking the wickets of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli as India were tottering on 17 for 3 after the 11 overs that were played on the first day.
It was another delayed start to the day but India lost Rahane early as Shanaka got his man. Shanaka took the wicket of Ashwin as well and rain took the headlines shortly after that. It has only been Cheteshwar Pujara who is holding on in the hostile conditions at the Eden Gardens, while Wriddhiman Saha is also at the crease.
Suranga Lakmal has made the most out of the conditions
The Saurashtra born Pujara is unbeaten on 47 while Bengal boy Saha is on 6 at the end of days play as India are 74 for 5.
Pujara is still fighting at the crease for India
Suranga Lakmal has so far been excellent for the Islanders and he has a stunning figure of 11-9-5-3.
The rain had relented for a short period around noon, but returned heavier and forced the officials to call off the second day at 2.30pm local, more than two hours before the scheduled close of play.
3rd day Forecast:
Tomorrow’s forecast is not that bright also as there is thunderstorms expected during the day. Also Sunday can be another frustrating day as rain is expected but we might seesome game that day as there is also possibility of sun coming out on the 4th day.
More or less a draw is looming large in this test unless there are some dramatic changes to the weather. The pitch is still doing a lot for the bowlers so a low scoring cracker still can be expected.