India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Rain predicted for Day Two

Rain may affect Day 2 of the 3rd Test between India and South Africa. Thundershowers are possible at isolated places in Ranchi, says Met official.

Umpires congregate after bad light — owing to dark clouds — stopped play on Day One.   -  AP

Rain may affect the second day’s proceedings as well in the third and final Test between India and South Africa, according to the local weatherman.

Only 58 overs of play was possible on the first day as bad light followed by heavy showers stopped the proceedings six overs into the third session with India 224 for three. “There is a possibility of thundershowers and lightning at isolated places in Ranchi. Chances are less by Monday onwards,” an official of the Indian Meteorological Department, Ranchi, said.

DAY ONE REPORT

Day One largely remained overcast with sun playing hide and seek and there was a brief drizzle in the second session when Rohit Sharma notched up his sixth Test century with a six off Dane Piedt in the 45th over. The weatherman blamed it on the cyclonic circulation positioned over east-central Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring areas.

India has an unbeatable 2-0 lead and is eyeing a whitewash in the three-match series.