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Australia vs Sri Lanka: Grandstand collapses in Galle amid heavy rain

Stand seen heads bowed on the bottom after robust gusts of wind blew it away. 

A makeshift grandstand overlaying the small seating space on the Galle Worldwide Stadium collapsed attributable to heavy showers and robust winds on the second day of the primary Check between Sri Lanka and Australia, inflicting additional delay within the begin of the play between the 2 groups.

Town obtained heavy rain round 1.5 hours earlier than the scheduled first ball on day two of the primary Check. Robust winds additionally began blowing off the shoreline, The Guardian reported.

In the meantime, the bottom workers managed to cowl all the floor, nevertheless, the steel sheets secured by ropes overlaying the small concreted seating space on the japanese aspect of the bottom blew off and the grandstand caved in, stated the publication.

Picture Sri Lankan media
Image Sri Lankan media

Luckily, no person was harm within the incident as there was no spectator within the stand at the moment.

Tyres are used to maintain some sections of tarpaulin down on the bottom, nevertheless different items overlaying the outfield have been blown away.

Australia face a vital first hour after going to stumps at 98-3 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 212.

Solely dangerous climate can forestall a end result within the match with 13 wickets falling on day one and a three-day Check is predicted as a result of pitch circumstances.

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