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Matches in India are often thwarted by inclement weather

When it rains, it pours

May 15, 2007: India's science and technology minister, Kapil Sibal, has come up with a constructive suggestion: urging the BCCI to prepare the team's itinerary based on the weather forecasts provided by the IMD

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

First Test

India v Sri Lanka, 2005-06

2006: India v Sri Lanka, 2005-06

Ramakrishnan Kaushik

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2005-06

Kumble looks forward to an approaching milestone

Dec 8, 2005: Anil Kumble, India's leading Test wicket-taker, faces a rare milestone - the 100th Test

PTI

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

'Consistency is what we're looking for' - Atapattu

Dec 6, 2005: The Sri Lankans were clearly happier at the end of a Test match that produced just over four sessions of play

Dileep Premachandran at Chennai

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

Vaas is no supporting act

Dec 6, 2005: As long as Vaas and Murali can keep turning it on, Sri Lanka's dream of finally winning a Test on Indian soil remains rooted in reality

The verdict by Dileep Premachandran

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

Jayawardene and Vaas star in draw

Dec 6, 2005: A probing spell of left-arm seam from Chaminda Vaas engineered an Indian collapse before Sri Lanka's top order, led by the classy Mahela Jayawardene, managed some useful batting practice on the final day of the rain-curtailed first Test at Chennai

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai, 4th day

We have to take it in our stride - Sehwag

Dec 5, 2005: After three-and-a-half days were lost to rain, Virender Sehwag enthralled the patience crowd with a quick-fire 36 off just 28 balls

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in India 2005-06

The fans deserve better

Dec 5, 2005: The real objects of ire and ridicule should be those who drew up such a mindless itinerary in the first place

Dileep Premachandran

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai, 4th day

India lose openers on curtailed day

Dec 5, 2005: India finished on 90 for 2 at close of play on a truncated day at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai, 3rd day

Another day, another washout

Dec 4, 2005: Wet conditions on the morning of the third day meant that play was off at 8:30am local time

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India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai, 2nd day

Second day's play also washed out

Dec 3, 2005: Play was called off for the second day running at Chennai after an inspection by the umpires at 1pm

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India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai, 1st day

Rain plays spoilsport on opening day

Dec 2, 2005: With Chepauk semi-submerged by torrential rain, the match officials called off play at 11:30am local time

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India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai

Local government keen to have Test at Kanpur

Dec 1, 2005: The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government has said it would try hard to ensure that the third Test between India and Sri Lanka is not shifted from Kanpur

PTI

Sri Lanka in India 2005-06

Zee bags rights to telecast Sri Lanka Tests

Dec 1, 2005: Zee TV has secured the television rights for the India-Sri Lanka three-Test series beginning December 2 in Chennai

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India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai

A cyclonic twist of events

Dec 1, 2005: As Cyclone Baaz lies pretty much stationary somewhere over the Bay of Bengal, so too do predictions on whether the India's first Test series against Sri Lanka on home soil in eight years will begin as per schedule

The Preview by Rahul Bhattacharya in Chennai

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai

We have a couple of great young prospects - Atapattu

Dec 1, 2005: Both Tom Moody and Marvan Atapattu appeared quietly focussed on the task ahead - how to change Sri Lanka's record of six losses and no wins in 11 matches on Indian soil

Dileep Premachandran at Chennai

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai

Ranatunga warns against writing off Sri Lanka

Dec 1, 2005: I must stress that India would count out Sri Lanka at its own peril

Arjuna Ranatunga

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai

I don't worry about what the opposition is doing - Dravid

Dec 1, 2005: After the pinched faces in Kolkata and the tension-fraught atmosphere in Mumbai, Rahul Dravid and Greg Chappell were far more relaxed

Dileep Premachandran at Chennai

Cyclone threatens to ruin Chennai Test

Petition filed against TNCA

Dec 1, 2005: A petition seeking an interim stay against the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) holding the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, starting December 2, has been filed in a Chennai Court

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Tour Results
India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad - Dec 18-22, 2005
India won by 259 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Delhi - Dec 10-14, 2005
India won by 188 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Chennai - Dec 2-6, 2005
Match drawn
Ind Pres XI v Sri Lankans at Bangalore - Nov 26-28, 2005
Match drawn
India v Sri Lanka at Vadodara - Nov 12, 2005
India won by 5 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
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