Rain delays play again in India-South Africa Test

Play in the second Test between India and South Africa in Bangalore was delayed once again Tuesday, but improved conditions could finally see some cricket later on the fourth day.

Incessant rains, which washed out play on the second and third days, relented to allow the ground staff at the Chinnaswamy to work on the drenched outfield despite overcast skies.

The umpires will have an inspection at the scheduled lunch time at 11:30 am (0530 GMT) to decide if the outfield has dried up enough to resume.

Play took place only on the first day on Saturday when South Africa were shot out for 214 after being sent in to bat and India replied with 80 for no loss by stumps.

India lead the four-match series after securing a 108-run win in the first Test in Mohali earlier this month.

The third Test is to be played in Nagpur from November 25.

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