Updated: Sunday, 27 July 2014 16:23 | By Agence France-Presse

Play resumes in second Sri Lanka-South Africa Test

Play resumed Sunday in the second and final Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa after a rain interruption of more than an hour on the fourth day.

Play resumes in second Sri Lanka-South Africa Test

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa in Colombo on July 27, 2014 - by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi

A steady downpour at lunch meant the match could not resume at the scheduled time in the second session.

Post-lunch play has now been extended to make up for the lost time.

Sri Lanka were 108-3 when rain stopped play to gain an overall lead of 247 with seven wickets in hand.

The hosts had scored 421 in their first innings before bowling out South Africa for 282.

South Africa are 1-0 up in the series after winning the opener in Galle by 153 runs.

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