5.32am GMT

“Another gorgeous day here in Georgetown (Penang),” says Spencer Robinson. “Last week I revived my long-lost cricket career with my first net in 30 years at the fabulous Penang Sports Club. Despite plenty of aches and bruises, I’ve survived to tell the tale and have been looking forward to a masterclass today from Messrs Root and Bairstow in the art of playing spin bowling.
Please stop the rain in Galle!” I’m on it. The covers are off, and the sky has flecks of blue amid the grey.

5.29am GMT

Rumours from Galle suggest that the rain has relented and play will resume at 11.10am local time, which is 5.40 in the UK – ten minutes’ time.

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