Weather in Galle Cricket Stadium: The SportsRush presents for you the detailed weather prediction for the first SL vs ENG Test.
The ongoing first Test match between Sri Lanka and England currently witnesses the visitors leading by a large margin on the back of captain Joe Root’s 18th Test century.
Having scored 74* in their only warm-up match before the two-match Test series, Root had to come out to bat on the first day itself after his bowlers bundled out Sri Lanka for 135 in 46.1 overs.
Not letting the alien spin-friendly conditions dominate his batting, Root dig deep to counter a three-man spin attack at the Galle International Stadium.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 15, 2021
Currently batting at 168* (254) with England still having six wickets in hand, Root would doubtlessly be eyeing his maiden Test double century in Asia. While the ongoing innings is his third Test century in the sub-continent, it is worth mentioning it is also his career-best score over here.
Weather in Galle Cricket Stadium
While the first day of the ongoing Test managed to survive the rain-scare despite clouds making their presence felt throughout the day, the same wasn’t the case yesterday as the start of play was delayed due to rain before there were more interruptions.
As far as weather in Galle for Day 3 is concerned, rain is likely to play spoilsport today as well. The second session has a rain probability of 49%-64% which pretty much has it in it to affect play.
In addition to the expected halt in the second session, there could be another halt towards the last 30-45 minutes of play on Day 3. Apart from these two slots, weather will remain on the cloudier side right through the day.
According to AccuWeather, rain shouldn’t be a concern on the fourth (Sunday) and fifth day (Monday) of the Test match. Barring prospects of showers in the last session on both the days, play should go uninterrupted.