Weather forecast at Colombo: The SportsRush presents for you the detailed weather prediction for the third SL vs IND ODI.
During the third ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of Sri Lanka in Colombo, India captain Shikhar Dhawan won the toss for the first time in his international career. Wanting to bat first in both the previous matches, Dhawan did opt to bat first today.
Having gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, India have made a total of six changes to their Playing XI which included handing as many as five ODI caps.
Dhawan (13), who struck three glorious boundaries to welcome Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya into the attack, ended up edging a Dushmantha Chameera delivery to wicket-keeper Minod Bhanuka in the following over in his attempt of playing a drive outside the off-stump.
A stroke-filled 74-run partnership between Prithvi Shaw (49) and Sanju Samson (46) for the second wicket did impress the viewers but both batsmen were eventually dismissed against the run of play.
Weather forecast at Colombo Cricket Ground
Rain playing spoilsport in a cricket match being played in an island nation shouldn’t surprise fans as water tends to pour down quite frequently in Sri Lanka.
Talking about the weather forecast for this match, clouds had started to make their presence felt in the first powerplay at the R Premdasa Stadium today. While there was less probability of rain pouring down in the first innings according to AccuWeather, weather has somewhat ditched the prediction as it is currently pelting down at the stadium.
Sensing an interruption, it was due to the same reason that groundsmen at the venue had started preparing themselves to cover the ground. As soon as players walked off the ground, the ground staff entered with covers to prevent any damage on the pitch.
As far as the forecast for the rest of the day is concerned, the second innings has a significant probability of getting interrupted by rain. At this point in time, there’s a 53% – 59% rain probability between 8-10 PM (local time).
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Thus, a rain break or two is surely on the cards in this third ODI between Sri Lanka and India. A ray of hope lies in the fact that the rain probability decreases to less than 50% after 10 PM.