Persistent rain in Hambantota has rained off the second one-day international of the series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss ahead of the second ODI against Sri Lanka and elected to field, yet just five overs into the match rain stopped play and eventually the match was abandoned.
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Janith Perera had made a strong start for the home side as Sri Lanka reached 33 without loss from the first five overs.
However, rain started just before 3.00pm Sri Lankan time and was still falling when the umpires decided to call off the match at 6.45pm.
The openers had begun to punish the Bangladesh bowlers during the short spell they had at the wicket, as Dilshan and Perera crashed short balls from Rubel Hossain away to the boundary on several occasions.
Mushfiqur did have a chance to dismiss Dilshan when the opener was on nine, but the wicketkeeper could not keep hold of the edged ball as he dived to his left.
Yet with rain interrupting the majority of the day’s play it is difficult to guess which way the match would have gone.
After defeat in the first 50-over tie on Saturday Bangladesh would have been looking to this second fixture as a chance to redeem themselves.
Rain interrupted the first ODI of the series as well and now the sides will be looking towards the deciding one-day international in Pallekele on Thursday.
Although monsoon weather in Sri Lanka means the weather could play a part throughout the whole series.