|Sri Lanka Team|
|Mahela Jayawardene (c)||Batsman|
|Kumar Sangakkara †||Wicketkeeper|
Hours of play (local time)
- Reserve umpire: MSK Nandiweera
- No play due to a wet outfield. Match was originally to continue on the reserve day, but the game was abandoned after South Africa pulled out of the tournament and a three match series was scheduled to replace it.
Though the rain kept away, hopes of the Unitech Cup getting off to a delayed start were stymied again by the wet outfield, as the ODI between Sri Lanka and India was called off
Some will rightly ask whether South Africa would have pulled out of a tour to Australia or England in similar circumstances?
Sri Lanka, always formidableopponents on their own soil, start as favourites