The Esplanade
City End, Fort End
Galle Cricket Club
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Galle International Stadium
 

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Sri Lanka v New Zealand - Jun 3-7, 1998 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v West Indies - Nov 29-Dec 3, 2021 Scorecard
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Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe - Jul 2, 2017 Scorecard
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With the Indian ocean visible on two sides of the ground and the famous clocktower of the 16th-century Dutch fort towering above, Galle's international stadium was one of the most scenic venues in the world, until it was devastated - along with the entire Southern coast of Sri Lanka - by the terrible tsunami that struck on December 26, 2004. For a time, the future of the venue was in some doubt - especially given the political schisms that had formed at boardroom level in Sri Lanka's cricket administration - but thanks to international support from such luminaries as Ian Botham and Shane Warne, who had taken his 500th Test wicket on the ground earlier that year, a pledge was made to rebuild the ground from scratch and that work was completed in time for the visit by England in 2008. Until the disaster, Galle had been something of a Sri Lankan stronghold, with six wins and two defeats in 11 matches, the majority of these engineered by Muttiah Muralitharan, who had taken 87 wickets in those games.
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2021
Mon Nov 29 - Fri Dec 3
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
ICC World Test Championship
2nd Test - Sri Lanka v West Indies
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Rain stops play in Galle, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day, November 30, 2021
Rain stops play in Galle
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The Galle Stadium is a combination of a little light and some grey clouds
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Rain threatened to wipe out the first session in Galle
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