Cricket: No play again in In­dia-South Africa Test

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BAN­GA­LORE: Play was aban­doned with­out a ball be­ing bowled for the third suc­ces­sive day yes­ter­day as the rain-rav­aged sec­ond Test be­tween In­dia and South Africa in Ban­ga­lore turned into a damp squib. In­ces­sant rains, which had washed out play on the sec­ond and third days, re­lented to al­low the ground staff at the Chin­naswamy sta­dium to work on the drenched out­field de­spite over­cast skies.

The um­pires de­cided to re­sume the match at 2 pm (0830 GMT), but an­other sharp shower brought the cov­ers back on the pitch and led to an­other wasted day for the play­ers and fans. With just the fi­nal day’s play re­main­ing-weather per­mit­tingthe Test is headed for a tame draw.

Play took place only on the first day on Satur­day when South Africa were shot out for 214 af­ter be­ing sent in to bat, 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 ear­lier this month. The third Test is to be played in Nag­pur from Novem­ber 25. — AFP

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