Colombo: South Africa lost opener Dean Elgar before heavy rain stopped play on the fifth and final day of the series-deciding second Test against Sri Lanka on Monday. (Scorecentre)
Elgar was dismissed by off-spinner Dilruwan Perera in the truncated start-stop first session that saw the visitors add 17 runs off seven overs.
The downpour led to an early lunch with the Proteas placed at 55-2 while chasing a target of 369. They require 314 more runs with eight wickets in hand.