COLOMBO - Rain washed out play Sunday on the fourth day of the second Test in Colombo, with the West Indies needing another 224 for their first ever win in Sri Lanka .

Chasing 244 for their first Test win in Sri Lanka , West Indies had lost Kraigg Brathwaite lbw to Dhammika Prasad for 3, minutes before rain forced an early end on the third day of the Test on Saturday and the covers remained on the field throughout the following day at the P Sara Oval. The umpires finally cancelled play at 2:45pm local time (0915 GMT) following an inspection of the rain-soaked pitch.

Shai Hope was on 17 when rain stopped played on Saturday, leaving the visitors a target of 244 to win the second Test and level the two-match series. Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by an innings. The second day of the Test was affected by rain as well, with the start getting delayed by 30 minutes. The forecast for the final day does not look promising either.

The West Indies have not won any of their 10 previous Tests played in Sri Lanka since their first in 1993.

Scoreboard

SRI LANKA 1ST INNINGS: 200

WEST INDIES 1ST INNINGS: 163

SRI LANKA 2ND INNINGS:

Dimuth Karunaratne c Bishoo b Taylor 0

Kaushal Silva c Blackwood b Warrican 32

Kusal Mendis c Ramdin b Warrican 39

Dinesh Chandimal c Ramdin b Taylor 12

A Mathews c Blackwood b Brathwaite 46

M Siriwardana c Blackwood b Brathwaite 42

Kusal Perera c Ramdin b Brathwaite 5

Rangana Herath c Blackwood b Brathwaite 18

Dilruwan Perera c Roach b Brathwaite 7

Dhammika Prasad not out 1

Nuwan Pradeep c Blackwood b Brathwaite 0

EXTRAS: (b2 lb2) 4

TOTAL: all out (75.3 overs) 206

FOW: 1-0, 2-55, 3-84, 4-84, 5-151, 6-165, 7-195, 8-203, 9-206, 10-206

BOWLING: Taylor 8-3-26-2, Roach 6-1-15-0, Holder 5-1-9-0, Warrican 25-2-62-2, Bishoo 20-3-61-0, Brathwaite 11.3-4-29-6

WEST INDIES 2ND INNINGS:

Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b Prasad 3

Shai Hope not out 17

EXTRAS: 0

TOTAL: (1 wkt; 9 overs) 20

FOW: 1-20

BOWLING: Prasad 5-2-4-1, Pradeep 1-0-8-0, Herath 3-1-8-0

TOSS: Sri Lanka

UMPIRES: Simon Fry (AUS) and Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV UMPIRE: Marais Erasmus (RSA)

MATCH REFEREE: David Boon (AUS)