India vs South Africa 1st test, Centurion weather forecast: Persistent rain throughout the second day of the opening Test between India and South Africa at Centurion washed away the day’s game without a single ball being played. City experienced overnight showers and intermittent rain in the first two sessions of Day 2, after which the referees called off play for the day. Will India have the opportunity to continue where they left on day one?
Well, it’s finally good news for Indian cricket fans as Tuesday will remain mostly sunny, pleasant and warmer, according to accuweather.com, with a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. There is however a chance of cloudy conditions during the afternoon, but no chance of rain throughout the day.
Day two ended up being a wet squib. The show began with live shots of rain, and although it calmed down for a while, the downpours returned to make matters worse. Although SuperSport Park’s drainage system was top-notch, there was simply no leeway with the rain falling every time a small glimmer of hope appeared for play to resume.
The first official inspection was scheduled for 3:00 p.m. IST, but 15 minutes before the referees could walk out, the rain gods returned pushing him further. Another inspection was scheduled for 4:14 p.m., but again to no avail. After that he started falling apart in Centurion and that was the start of what felt like a washout. The inevitable happened around 6:30 p.m. IST when the game was officially cancelled.
On matchday one, India had won the coin toss and opted to knock out South Africa, after which the top two players – KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal – gave the visitors an impressive start with their record 117 dots. They became the third Indian opening pair to score a century in a test in South Africa.
En route to the score, Mayank Agarwal scored a 60 before he and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed on successive deliveries. Captain Virat Kohli looked well on his 35th birthday before also returning to the clubhouse in pursuit of a wide delivery from Lungi Ngidi. Rahul, however, managed to score an unbeaten record 122, the highest tally by an Indian opener in a Test in South Africa and was ably assisted by under-pressure Ajinkya Rahane who scored 40 from 81 deliveries .
India will resume Day 3 on 3/27.