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India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Rain washes out third day’s play in Bengaluru

TestThe third day’s play in the second cricket Test between India and South Africa was called off without a ball being bowled after persistent showers forced the officials to take an early call.

With wet weather washing out play on Day 2 as well, the M Chinnaswamy stadium has witnessed just 81 overs of play on the opening day.

India were 80 for no loss in response to the visitors score of 214 all out in the first innings.

If weather permits, the match will start at 9:15 am on Tuesday.

Shikhar Dhawan (45) and Murali Vijay (28) will resume India’s first innings whenever play begins.

The teams and officials did not even come to the ground as steady downpour continued throughout the night into the morning turning the ground into a sorry state.

There were puddles of water everywhere and even if there would be bright sunshine, no way would the ground staff been able to prepare it for some play.

The play was officially called off at 11:30. With the weather forecast for the next two days also remaining same, there is little or no possibility of a result unless the rain atleast stops on Monday.

India were 80 for no loss in reply to South Africa’s first innings score of 214 on the opening day. Shikhar Dhawan (45) and Murali Vijay (28) are at the crease.

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