Sri Lankan fans wait for the rain to subside, Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Colombo, August 19, 2006 © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Aug 19, 2006

    Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan and Ramesh Powar take a stroll over the covers © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Aug 19, 2006

    Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh share a joke but the rest don't seem to see the funny side to it © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Aug 19, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Irfan Pathan kill time © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Aug 18, 2006

    The rain returned to force an abandonment after just 3.4 overs © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar had a fleeting stint in the middle © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid walk out to bat © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Chaminda Vaas anticipates a wicket off his first ball © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni tries to get a snapshot of the gloom © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Dark clouds loom over the Sinhalese Sports Club © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid stare intently at the pitch © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Groundsmen toil to get the pitch and the outfield ready © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Tom Moody and Mahela Jayawardene chat ahead of the start of the first ODI © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Mahela Jayawardene takes a look at the pitch © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    The umpires Billy Bowden and Asoka de Silva inspect the conditions at the SSC © AFP

  • Aug 18, 2006

    Groundstaff do what they can to improve the dire conditions at the Sinhalese Sports Club © ESPNcricinfo Ltd