Chronic rain washes out day two at Centurion
Clearer climate is anticipated on days 3 and 4, however there’s extra rain forecast for day 5
India 272 for three (Rahul 122*, Rahane 40*, Ngidi 3-45) vs South Africa
Chronic rain washed out day two at Centurion, with the umpires calling off play at 1.55pm native time. There have been in a single day rain within the Centurion house, and intermittent showers in the course of the morning and afternoon ensured there was once no risk of play.
The elements relented two times, inflicting the umpires to announce inspections at 11.30am – with an early lunch taken – and 12.45pm, however rain returned on each events to hose down hopes of a resumption.
Clearer climate is anticipated on days 3 and 4, however there’s extra rain forecast for day 5, which means there’s prone to be additional time misplaced and a lowered probability of a decisive consequence. Stipulations thus far have no longer been conducive to flurries of wickets, with the pitch taking part in flat except the occasional example of inconsistent jump.
Given the state of the sport, the washout has most definitely brought about extra frustration in India’s camp than South Africa’s. At stumps on day one, the guests had laid a powerful platform, transferring to 272 for three with the centurion KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane on the crease, having already placed on 73 for the fourth wicket.
Rahul was once additionally interested by stands of 117 for the primary wicket with Mayank Agarwal, who made 60, and 82 for the 3rd wicket with Virat Kohli. Lungi Ngidi was once the one wicket-taker for South Africa, finishing day one with figures of three for 45.
Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo