2nd Test SA vs IND: When will Play Start on Day 4 India vs South Africa? Here’s official update
Updated on: Jan 6, 2022 7:08 pm IST
2nd Test SA vs IND: In a massive update, the start of play on Day 4 of the South Africa vs India 2nd Test match at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg has been delayed due to rain. The ongoing Test match is currently in a really good situation as India need as many as 8 wickets to register their first-ever Test series win in South Africa. On the other hand, hosts South Africa require a total of 122 runs to level the three-match series 1-1.
2nd Test SA vs IND: When will Play Start on Day 4?
It is currently drizzling at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg which is why start of play has been delayed on Day 4 of the second Test match between South Africa and India. The weather forecast for the rest of the day also does not looks good as there are showers predicted for the whole of Thursday in Johannesburg. However, some amount of play might be possible when the rain stops but then the overcast conditions will come in favour of the Indian fast bowlers and also, the start-stop interruptions will worsen things for the Proteas batters. The good news is that the fourth day’s play will start at 7:15 PM IST with a total of 34 overs scheduled to be bowled.
The covers are off. 👏
The umpires have done their inspection. 👌
Play set to resume by 3:45 PM Local Time (07.15 PM IST) at the Wanderers, if there is no more rain. 👍
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2022
India vs South Africa Live Score
South Africa ended the third day of the Test match in a really good position at a overnight score of 118 for 2 with skipper Dean Elgar batting very well on 46 not out. Proteas opening batter Aiden Markram contributed with a crucial cameo of 31 runs off 38 balls to help his team get off to a quick-fire start at the top while Keegan Petersen also scored 28 runs. For India, Shardul Thakur and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a wicket each.
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Earlier in the Test match, India set a challenging fourth innings target of 240 runs even after conceding a 27-run first innings lead. The senior batting duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane showed great temperament under pressure notching up an excellent 110-run stand. Both Pujara and Rahane scored brilliant fifties each while Hanuma Vihari and Shardul Thakur also came up with vital contributions of 40 and 28 respectively.
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