Cardiff: Rain meant there was no play before lunch on the third day of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens here on Saturday.
The umpires brought forward the lunch interval from 1 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) to 12:30 p.m. in the hope of making an early start to the day's second session.
England were 47 for one in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings 400, a deficit of 353, after captain Andrew Strauss was dismissed shortly before Friday's close for 20.
Alastair Cook was 24 not out and night-watchman James Anderson unbeaten on one in England's first Test since they completed a 3-1 Ashes win in Australia in January. This is the first of a three-Test series.