end of over 75 runs
DV: 42/3CRR: 6.00 
Niroshan Dickwella28 (21)
Dasun Shanaka2 (3)
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 1-0-5-0
Wanindu Hasaranga 1-1-0-1

10.28 pm Bad news everyone. I'm afraid the match has been called off. Too much rain and no chance of a restart. It means split points for Dambulla and Jaffna. They both move one point clear of Colombo Kings to turn a three-way tie atop the table into a two-way deadlock on nine points. Tomorrow is an off day. Come back on Wednesday for the next LPL doubleheader starting with Kandy Tuskers against Jaffna Stallions followed by Galle Gladiators against Dambulla Viiking. That's all from us for today. Take care!

9.28 pm False alarm. Sorry folks, it's raining again. Covers back on.

9.13 pm The word from Hambantota is that the rain has stopped and the covers are being removed. So hopefully we will have a resumption before too long.

8.38 pm The umpires are calling for the covers to come out finally as the rain has gotten too thick for play to continue.

6.6
1
Viyaskanth to Dickwella, 1 run

full on fourth stump, flicked to midwicket.

Around the stumps for the last ball to Dickwella.

6.5
1
Viyaskanth to Shanaka, 1 run

full on middle, flicked toward deep midwicket where it's collected for one.

6.4
Viyaskanth to Shanaka, no run

very full on middle and chipped back to the bowler.

6.3
1
Viyaskanth to Dickwella, 1 run

short and wide, cut behind point to the sweeper.

6.2
1
Viyaskanth to Shanaka, 1 run

short on the stumps, slapped back to the bowler's right back down the pitch, hits the non-striker's stumps before taking a carom toward mid-off.

6.1
1
Viyaskanth to Dickwella, 1 run

good length ball flicked through the ring.

Wicket maiden for Hasaranga. Nothing special about the over. Six hittable balls and Samit picked out the ring fielders every time until the final ball. Meanwhile the ground staff is waiting to bring the covers out at any moment. Rain still falling, lightly. Here comes the Jaffna boy, Viyaskanth.

end of over 6Wicket maiden
DV: 37/3CRR: 6.16 
Niroshan Dickwella25 (18)
Wanindu Hasaranga 1-1-0-1
Duanne Olivier 1-0-10-1
5.6
W
Hasaranga to Patel, OUT

fumble before recollecting and completing the stumping. Not Samit Patel's finest moment, nor Johnson Charles either but Charles is able to recover from his initial gaffe spilling a simple chance as Samit walks past a straight ball trying to flick to midwicket. Samit gives up believing he's long gone. Charles luckily spilled it straight in front of off stump and reaches forward to pick up the ball and knock off the bails.

Samit Patel st †Charles b de Silva 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
5.5
Hasaranga to Patel, no run

short on fourth stump, slices a cut to short third man.

5.4
Hasaranga to Patel, no run

full on fifth stump, driven to extra cover.

5.3
Hasaranga to Patel, no run

full on off, flicked toward mid-on.

5.2
Hasaranga to Patel, no run

full again and punched to the off side.

5.1
Hasaranga to Patel, no run

full on the stumps, defended.

Spin now from Hasaranga with a slip in.

end of over 510 runs • 1 wicket
DV: 37/2CRR: 7.40 
Niroshan Dickwella25 (18)
Samit Patel1 (1)
Duanne Olivier 1-0-10-1
Suranga Lakmal 2-0-14-1
4.6
Olivier to Dickwella, no run

full slower ball on fourth stump, goes on a knee to paddle this behind square.

4.5
4
Olivier to Dickwella, FOUR runs

short on fifth stump, uppercuts this over third man up in the ring, clears him comfortably before bouncing over the rope.

Olivier switches to over the stumps to the lefty Dickwella.

4.4
4
Olivier to Dickwella, FOUR runs

full on fourth stump, shovels this high over cover and the chase teases the fielder from the ring all the way to the rope.

4.4
1w
Olivier to Dickwella, 1 wide

batsman backs away from leg as Olivier goes for a wide yorker that lands outside the guidelines. Bonus ball to come.

Around the stumps to Dickwella.

4.3
1
Olivier to Patel, 1 run

fullish length on the legs, flicked behind square for a single.

Four balls short of a legally completed official innings as the rain starts to accelerate into something more than a drizzle. Here's Samit Patel.

4.2
W
Olivier to Angelo Perera, OUT

length ball on fourth stump, tries to heave this high over midwicket, gets it off the splice and it flutters up to mid-on, simple catch by Malik on the ring.

Angelo Perera c Shoaib Malik b Olivier 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
4.1
Olivier to Angelo Perera, no run

back of a length on off, guided with an open face to backward point, can't beat the diving fielder.