Bengaluru Test drawn after four days of rain
BENGALURU – The second Test between India and South Africa ended in a damp draw after cyclonic rains and a wet outfield ensured not a single ball could be bowled for a fourth successive day at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.
Due to the inclement weather, no play has 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 due to start at 9:15am (0345 GMT) on the final day but the umpires decided to call off the match after a final inspection at 11:30am.
India, who lead the four-match series 1-0, were 80 for no loss in response to South Africa’s first innings total of 214.
The third Test is in Nagpur and starts on November 25.
South Africa 1st innings 214 (A. de Villiers 85; R. Jadeja 4-50, R. Ashwin 4-70) India 1st innings (Overnight: 80-0) M. Vijay not out 28 S. Dhawan not out 45 Extras (b-4 nb-3) 7 Total (for no loss, 22 overs) 80 Fall of wickets: Did not bat: C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, W. Saha, R. Jadeja, S. Binny, R. Ashwin, I. Sharma, V. Aaron Bowling M. Morkel 7 - 1 - 23 - 0(nb-3) K. Abbott 6 - 1 - 18 - 0 K. Rabada 5 - 1 - 17 - 0 J. Duminy 2 - 0 - 9 - 0 I. Tahir 2 - 0 - 9 - 0 Referees Umpire: Ian Gould Umpire: Richard Kettleborough TV umpire: Chettithody Shamsuddin Match referee: Jeff Crowe Result: Draw