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Rain thwarts Muralitharan wicket chase

Persistent rain has washed out the second day's play in the first Test between Sri Lanka and India at Galle.

GALLE // Persistent rain has washed out the second day's play in the first Test between Sri Lanka and India at Galle Stadium today. Muttiah Muralitharan, the spin wizard who is playing the last Test of a career spanning 18 years, needs eight wickets to become the first bowler to reach 800. When the weather permits, Sri Lanka will resume on 256 for two with Tharanga Paranavitana on 110 not out and Mahela Jayawardene on eight. * Reuters

Sri Lanka 1st innings Paranavitana not out 110 Dilshan c Dhoni b Mithun 25 Sangakkara c Tendulkar b Sehwag 103 Jayawardene not out 8 Extras 6lb, 4nb 10 Total (2 wickets, 68 overs) 256 Fall of wickets: 1-55; 2-236 Bowling: Ishant 14-3-79-0; Mithun 13-2-41-1; Harbhajan 17-3-41-0; Ojha 17-1-66-0; Sehwag 7-0-23-1