India Vs SA, 2nd Test: Wet Outfield Delays Start of Play on Day 4

Two days of the match have been lost to rain and the umpires will inspect the ground again at 11.30 AM to take a call on the fourth day.

Published: 17th November 2015 11:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2015 11:08 AM   |  A+A-

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The second and third day already going down the drain owing 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. | File EPS

BENGALURU: The rains stayed off in the morning. But it rained in the night and left the outfield wet and unfit for play to start on time on the fourth morning of the second cricket Test between India and South Africa.

Consequently the start was delayed with an inspection 45 minutes after the scheduled start 9.15 am start. The Match referee and the three umpires did inspect the outfield but with saw dust being sprinkled to cover up some mucky spot, they scheduled another inspection at 11.30 am. This essentially means that the teams will adjourn for lunch without a ball being bowled.

The two not out batsmen Shikhar Dhawan (45) and Murali Vijay (28) thus stayed indoors. Shikhar, in fact, was seen walking past the wicket and having a close look at it as well, as he emerged from NCA.

With grey clouds hovering all over, showers are expected and play is likely to be affected again even if it does commence.

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