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India-SA Bengaluru Test called off as rain washes out 4 days’ play

Rain and wet outfield conditions resulted in the official cancellation of the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bengaluru on Wednesday, with the hosts leading the four-match series 1-0.

India vs South Africa 2015 Updated: Nov 18, 2015 11:56 IST
Ground staff cover the outfield as the rain continues during the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bengaluru, on November 17, 2015.
Ground staff cover the outfield as the rain continues during the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bengaluru, on November 17, 2015.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

Rain and wet outfield conditions resulted in the official cancellation of the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bengaluru on Wednesday, with the hosts leading the four-match series 1-0.

Morning drizzle delayed the start of the final day’s play in the rain-ruined second Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Cyclonic rains and a wet outfield had combined to ensure no play had been possible since 81 overs were bowled on the opening day of what was South African batsman AB de Villiers’ 100th Test match.

Play was to start at 9:15 a.m. (0345 GMT) on the final day but the umpires decided to hold a further inspection at 11:30 a.m. before play could resume. Following the 11:30am inspection, the decision to call off the match was taken.

At the end of the first day’s play, India were batting on 80 for no loss in response to South Africa’s 214.