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India vs SA Bengaluru Test: Play called off for third straight day

Rain and wet ground conditions continued to hold up the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bengaluru on Tuesday, resulting in play being called off for a third successive day without a single ball being bowled.

India vs South Africa 2015 Updated: Nov 17, 2015 15:06 IST
Empty stands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium as the third day’s play was officially called off due to rain during the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bengaluru on November 16, 2015.
Empty stands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium as the third day’s play was officially called off due to rain during the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bengaluru on November 16, 2015.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

Rain and wet ground conditions continued to hold up the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bengaluru on Tuesday, resulting in play being called off for a third successive day without a single ball being bowled.

The second and third day already washed out due to bad weather, the fourth day was also called off after the match officials were forced to cancel play till lunch and then take an early call for stumps.

The umpires inspected the ground thrice after a rain-free morning raised hopes for some play. However, the damp conditions coupled with a steady drizzle did not allow the resumption of proceedings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The play was officially called off at 2.30pm. With the weather forecast for the next few days also remaining the same, there is no possibility of a result.

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.

Weather permitting, the match will resume at 9.15am on Wednesday.