Two early South Africa wickets on a vicious sandpit put India on top despite a poor show by their batsmen.
Day 4 of the Bengaluru Test ended in a farce as no play was possible due to rains and wet outfield.
It seemed inevitable from the moment you opened the curtain shades on Sunday morning that the second day’s play was in peril.
Not a single ball was bowled as steady rain kept players indoors and forced the officials to call of day’s play. If weather permits, it’ll start 15 minutes early on Day 3.
India bowled out South Africa for 214 in the first innings of second Test with spinners R Ashwin and R Jadeja sharing 8 wickets among themselves; India 80/0.
Overcast skies, pitch sans cracks greets spin-traumatised South Africa; even contest expected in second Test.
India beat South Africa inside three days in Mohali Test to go 1-0 up in the four-match series.
India had a bad start but Pujara and Vijay are helped India build their lead.
At least 6 African leaders, including Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, called for “monitoring” and “evaluation” during their speeches at the 3rd India-Africa summit.
MS Dhoni wants curators to stop overuse of big rollers that kill spin, says India should have turning tracks for South Africa.
India managed to restrict South Africa to 265/8 to win the 4th ODI by 35 runs in Chennai; level series 2-2.
South Africa beat India by 18 runs in the third ODI to go 2-1 up in the five-match series.
India beat South Africa by 22 runs in the second ODI in Indore on Wednesday, level series 1-1.
South Africa beat India by five runs in the first ODI of the five-match series in Kanpur on Sunday.
AB de Villiers bats 360 degrees and when he gets going, he can give the best bowlers an inferiority complex.