Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 3: Rain ruins day three after Sangakkara ton

Heavy rain curtailed a large amount of day three

Heavy rain curtailed the majority of day three

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Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara scored yet another stunning century before heavy rain ruined the rest of the third day of the first Test against Pakistan in Galle.

Sangakkara was well supported by opener Kaushal Silva, who scored 64, and veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who is currently unbeaten on 55.

Starting out the day on 99/1, Sangakkara and Silva converted their 75-run partnership into a 120-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries, before Silva was caught behind off the bowling of Mohammad Talha.

Silva’s fantastic knock of 64 came off 140 balls and included 11 boundaries.

Sangakkara and Jayawardene kept the runs flowing with an unbeaten 108-run partnership, during which Sangakkara registered his 37th Test century and Jayawardene his half-century, before the heavens parted.

Sangakkara and Jayawardene amassed an unbeaten 108-run partnership before the rain came

Sangakkara and Jayawardene amassed an unbeaten 108-run partnership before the rain came

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With the rain refusing to relent, the umpires had no choice but to end play early for the day.

Sangakkara finished on 102 off 218 balls, which included 13 boundaries, while Jayawadene remained undefeated on 55 off 109 deliveries, which included six boundaries.

Sangakkara raises his bat after bringing up his 37th Test century

Sangakkara raises his bat after bringing up his 37th Test century

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Talha and Junaid Khan took one wicket apiece.

Sri Lanka ended day three on 252/2 and will continue batting tomorrow at 09:45 local time or 04:15 GMT.

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