Sri Lanka vs Ireland Weather Update, 2nd Test: Galle Weather Forecast on Friday, April 28

Earlier on Day 4, Sri Lanka declared their innings after scoring a mammoth 704/3 with Kusal Mendis (245) and Nishan Madushka (205) scoring double centuries on a belter that saw Ireland score 492 in the first innings. The hosts declared their innings after Angelo Matthews reached his 15th Test ton.

It’s now up to the Sri Lankan bowlers to take eight wickets on the final day and win the series 2-0 but rain and bad light delays in overcast conditions over the first four days worry the side and its fans of rain playing spoilsport. Mykhel brings to you the weather forecast but before that let’s take a look at the match details.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2nd Test match details

Match: SL vs IRE 2nd Test, Ireland tour of Sri Lanka, 2023
Date: April 24-28, 2023 (Monday-Friday)
Toss: Ireland won the toss and opt to bat
Time: 10:00 AM IST on Day 5
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel
Third Umpire: Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Hours of play (local time): 10:00 start, Lunch 12:00-12:40, Tea 14:40-15:00, Close 17:00

Galle weather on Friday, April 28

As per the weather forecast, it will be a sultry day in Galle (humidity 82%) with the temperature fluctuating between 32 to 25 degree Celsius. The day won’t see much of a sun as it will be mostly clouded throughout the day. In fact, the cloud cover (73%) will be there by the first session itself while the possibility of rain is at 25%.

Post lunch, the temperature will be sore to 31 degree Celsius with denser cloud cover. There’s a possibility of occasional rain and thunderstorm during the last two sessions as the weather forecast predicts 61% chance of rain during the period with 3.44m of precipitation. The sun sets at 6:16 PM but dense clouds may lead to bad light.

Match progress on Day 4

Play resumed at 9:45 AM
1st session Drinks: Sri Lanka – 426/1 in 94.0 overs (Madushka 177, Mendis 122)
Lunch: Sri Lanka – 489/1 in 112.0 overs (Madushka 202, Mendis 160)
2nd session Drinks: Sri Lanka – 553/2 in 128.0 overs (Mendis 198, Mathews 22)
Tea: Sri Lanka – 650/3 in 143.0 overs (Mathews 59, Chandimal 13)
Innings Break: Sri Lanka – 704/3 in 151.0 overs (Mathews 100, Dhananjaya de Silva 12)
3rd session Drinks: Ireland – 37/1 in 12.0 overs (PJ Moor 18, A Balbirnie 9)
End Of Day: Ireland – 54/2 in 22.0 overs (A Balbirnie 18, HT Tector 7)

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