Fans of subcontinent cricket can watch live online as India battles both Sri Lanka and Mother Nature, as they fight to take the rubber match of the three-Test series, on Day Two of the Third and final Test match between the two rivals. India, under new Captain Virat Kohli, are battling to win their first Test series on Sri Lanka soil in 22 years.
But their most powerful enemy may be the rain, as a torrential downpour ended play after just 15 overs on Day One Friday. But in those 90n deliveries, the Sri Lanka bowling attack took two wickets, holding the Indian top-order batsmen to 50 runs.
Unfortunately, more rain is in the forecast for Saturday, with the Weather.com service predicting a 55 percent chance of thunderstorms at the scheduled start of play, rising to 75 percent over the following two hours.
To find out how to watch Day Two of the Third Sri Lanka vs. India Test match live online, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. First ball is scheduled, weather permitting, for 10 a.m. local time on Saturday, August 29, at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, Sri Lanka. For United States-based viewers, the match begins at 12:30 a.m. Eastern Time, 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28, Pacific Time.
Sri Lanka won the toss and inserted India in to bat on Day One. The decision looked like a brilliant one, as Dhammika Prasad stumped KL Rahul on the second ball of the day, and Nuwan Pradeep quickly dismissed Ajinkya Rahane as India dropped to 14-2.
Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara then put together a 36-run partnership to leave India at 50-2 before the skies opened up and stumps were pulled early. A highlight reel from Day One can be viewed above on this page.
Can the Sri Lanka bowlers strike again, digging India into a deep hole in the Third Test? Or will the rain continue to wash out play, raising the possibility of a draw in the match — and the series? To find out, watch the Sri Lanka vs. India cricket Third Test match live online in the United States, via Willow TV, which is available at this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee. Willow TV's own site, accessible by clicking here, will carry a United States feed of the match.
Some promotional offers make it possible to watch Willow TV legally online free for a limited period of time, such as the offer at this link — or the one-month free trial of Sling TV's International Sports Package, which includes the all-cricket channel. Information on that deal can be found at this link. CricHD will stream the Sri Lanka vs. India Third Test match live online at this site. Star Sports may also offer a streaming link accessible by clicking here.
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