(Video) Rain plays spoilsport after West Indies avoid follow-on

Rain washed out the final session and a huge chunk of the second session – only four overs were completed after lunch before the groundstaff was summoned – as West Indies ended the third day on 224 for 9, 162 in arrears of Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 386. Play will commence 15 minutes earlier on the fourth and fifth days, weather permitting. For Sri Lanka, Praveen Jayawickrama enhanced his wicket tally to finish the day with figures of 3 for 38, ensuring the islanders remained in firm control of the game.