New Zealand's tour of Sri Lanka: First ODI washed out in Pallekele

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Sri Lanka v New Zealand 1st ODI Pallekele

It was very much a day when an umbrella was needed

Sri Lanka v New Zealand 1st ODI Pallekele

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium: rain ensured the covers remained in place

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Heavy rain in Pallekele caused the abandonment of the first one-day international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand without a ball being bowled.

Umpires Ian Gould and Ranmore Martinesz took the decision after it became clear the weather was not going to clear up in time for a reduced-overs contest.

The one-off Twenty20 international between the two sides at the same venue two days earlier also ended in a no-result due to rain, although at least on that occasion 16 overs of action were possible.

The five-match one-day international series continues in Colombo on November 4.

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