The second day's play in the opening Test between India and South Africa in Centurion on Monday had to be called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy and persistent rain.
A drizzle prior to the scheduled start time delayed proceedings, following which early lunch was taken due to a steady downpour. There was slight optimism of play re-starting when the rain stopped around 12.15 PM local time and the umpires scheduled an inspection.
However, the window without any rain turned out to be extremely short as the heavens opened up minutes before the scheduled inspection, post which the outpour never stopped. As a result of the same, the officials decided to abandon the second day's play.
The weather has taken precious time away from the contest and India will resume Day 3 on 272/3, with both KL Rahul (122) and Ajinkya Rahane (40) unbeaten. The forecast, however, is promising for the next two days, with Day 5 expected to be the next 'bad day' in terms of weather.