Rain ruined final 4th days of play of 2nd Test match bw India and South Africa, The twist twins of India doing the harm, AB De Villiers playing a magnificent innings, Shikhar Dhawan hinting at coming back to frame – we had it all in one day of play. And afterward, the downpour came, the downpour stayed, the sprinkle came, the shower stayed, puddles shaped on the ground and declined to dry and therefore the last four days of the second Test match in Bengaluru was washed out.
Rain ruined final 4th days of play of 2nd Test match bw India and South Africa
Stomach muscle De Villiers won’t glance back at his 100th Test coordinate too affectionately, regardless of the possibility that he did make a delightful 85 on the very beginning on Saturday. After the second, third and fourth day’s play was canceled without a ball being rocked the bowling alley, the same destiny fell on the last day too, with the umpires choosing to end everybody’s wretchedness at 11.30 am IST.
There was no downpour on Wednesday morning, with a little daylight jabbing out once in a while also. On the other hand, after an introductory investigation at 10 am – before which the sprinkle had come back again – the umpires chose to hold another at 11.30 am, however the constant return of the shower practically guaranteed no play at all future conceivable.
The authorities inevitably chose going ahead with a Test match that was at any rate set out toward a draw did not bode well, particularly with the likelihood of players getting harmed on a wet(ish) outfield.
India were the top choices to secure an unconquerable 2-0 arrangement lead, in the wake of knocking down some pins South Africa for only 214, and after that completing the very beginning (to what extent back does that appear to be presently) on 80/0.
South Africa will be the more mitigated group to turn out with a draw from this Test match, as their batsmen, once more, battled against the twist of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
The India openers would have fancied themselves to keep scoring runs, had play on day two, or some other day so far as that is concerned, been conceivable.
Then again, the positive from the batting perspective for India is that Dhawan scored a couple runs and demonstrated a little limitation in not playing those balls outside off stump.
South Africa, however, will recover and return hard at India in the third Test in Nagpur, with Dale Steyn, most likely, fit and prepared for that a