Rain wipes out 2nd day of 1st South Africa vs. India test

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CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — Rain washed out the second day's play in the first test between South Africa and India in Centurion on Monday.

No play was possible in the morning and umpires planned to inspect the SuperSport Park pitch at 11.30 a.m. local time and called for an early lunch break. But that inspection was put back an hour and 15 minutes and then delayed again as the rain persisted and thunder rumbled over the ground.

Although the rain did ease in the afternoon, the field had taken on too much water and umpires abandoned the day's play.

If the weather is good on Day 3, India will resume on 272-3 in its first innings after opener KL Rahul's unbeaten 122 gave the touring team a solid start to the three-test series. Ajinkya Rahane was 40 not out alongside Rahul.

Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi took 3-45 on the opening day to be the only South African bowler to have any success.

Top-ranked India is seeking a long-awaited first test series win in South Africa.


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