As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI
Posted on: 02:26 PM IST Mar 25, 2013
After being put in to bat by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka were 33 for 0 when rain stopped play and didn't relent, forcing the umpires to call off the game.
Sri Lanka innings
6:45 p.m. The match has been called off after four hours of continuous rain here at Hambantota. That leaves Sri Lanka holding on to their 1-0 lead, with the series to be decided now in the third ODI at Pallekele on March 28.
End of over 5: 33 for 0 Rain halts play after Lankan openers Tillakaratne Dilshan (10) and Kaushal Perera (18) got their team off to a solid start. But thankfully it's doesn't look that bad and play is expected to resume in a short while. But as they say, one can never be sure with weather. Stay tuned. We will be back as soon as play resumes.
Toss Report: Bangladesh have won the toss and decided to have a field in the second ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota on Monday.
Bangladesh, who are without the services of the injured Tamim Iqbal and bowler Abul Hasan for this match, strengthened their batting by bringing in batsmen Mominul Haque and Jahurul Islam in their places.
Sri Lanka, who lead the 3-match series 1-0 following their 8-wicket win in the first ODI on Saturday, are are going into the match unchanged.
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