SA vs Ind Day 3: Rain comes as blessing in disguise for India
Cape Town: The showers came as blessing in disguise for Indian Cricket team on Day 3 of the first Test of three-match series against South Africa at Newlands here on Sunday. Play was called off due to persistent rain.
The ground was almost covered with water due to the pouring rain, with no play possible at Newlands.
"It's official. Play has been called off! Play to resume at usual time tomorrow. Overs to be bowled on Day 4 & 5 - 98. That's all we have from here on Day 3 #SAvIND," BCCI wrote on Twitter.
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At the end of the second day's play on Saturday, South Africa reached 65 for two in their second innings after bowling India out for 209 in their first innings. The hosts have taken a lead of 142 runs.
South African overnight batsmen Hashim Amla (4 batting) and night-watchman Kagiso Rabada (2 batting) kept waiting to go out to resume their innings but the rain refused to relent.