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IND vs SA Second Test: Persistent rain has forced day's play to be called off

DECCAN CHRONICLE/AFP
Published Nov 15, 2015, 2:45 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 2:55 am IST
Not good news as forecast predicts more rain over next three days
Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 28 while southpaw Shikhar Dhawan found form with 45 not out after being dismissed for a pair in Mohali. (Photo: PTI)
 Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 28 while southpaw Shikhar Dhawan found form with 45 not out after being dismissed for a pair in Mohali. (Photo: PTI)

Bangalore: Bad weather washed out the entire day's play at the second Test between India and South Africa in Bangalore Sunday, with more rain forecast that could see the match end in a draw. The scheduled start was initially delayed by an hour as constant rain since early morning left the outfield too wet for play at the Chinnaswamy stadium.

A slight let up in the drizzle raised hopes the match might resume, but the covers were back on a few minutes before the umpires were due to walk out and play was finally called off at 2 pm (0830 GMT).

 

The forecast is more rain for the remaining three days with a cyclonic depression hovering over the Bay of Bengal. On the rain-free first day, South Africa were shot out for 214 after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions and India replied with 80 for no loss by stumps.

India lead the four-match series after securing a 108-run win in the first Test in Mohali last week. The third Test is to be played in Nagpur from November 25.

India's spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja shared eight wickets as South Africa crumbled for 214 on the opening day.

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Score: SA: 214; IND: 80-0 (22 overs)

Play for day two has been called off due to persistent rain. Day three will start fifteen minutes early if weather permits.
 
The troublesome drizzle has still not stopeed and amidst a wet outfiled, lunch has been taken. Post lunch break, ground inspection will be done. 

The drizzle has stopped but it will take a lot of time for the super soppers to dry the wet outfield.

It looks like day two may lose an entire session as the skies look ominous. However the visitors are not taking the situation lightly.

The scene doesn't look good as the ground now is fully covered. No sign yet of play to resume.

Just when play was about to start, the heavens have opened up and the covers are back on again. Gloomy faces around.

The covers are coming off. If there's no further rain, then play will resume at 10.30 am IST. Amended session times: Morning: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Afternoon: 1:10 pm to 3:10 pm and Evening: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

(Photo: BCCI)

Light drizzle has delayed the start of play. 15 minutes of play is already lost and according to sources, 90 overs may not be played today. However, the drizzle has stopped and the sun is out. 

 

 

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