Fourth day’s play started after rain, Indian bowlers will have to bowl so many overs

The ongoing second Test in Johannesburg had reached an exciting turn by the end of the third day but since Thursday rain kept the sports fans waiting. But now a good news is coming out.

The match started at 7.15 Indian time. After losing almost two seasons due to rain, now South Africa and India have a total of 4 seasons to win this match.

Only 34 overs will be played on the fourth day if rain does not hinder it. By the end of the third day, South Africa had scored 118 runs for the loss of two wickets and were just 122 runs away from victory. Significantly, after winning the first Test by 113 runs, India lead the series 1-0.

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India had scored 202 runs in the first innings, in response to which South Africa scored 229 runs to take a 27-run lead. India had set a target of 240 runs in front of South Africa after scoring 266 runs in the second innings. South Africa scored 118 for two in their second innings.

Captain Dean Elgar’s solid unbeaten innings and two useful partnerships kept South Africa’s hopes alive of 118 for two in their second innings of 240 on the third day of the second Test against India on Wednesday.

Before the start of the fourth day’s play, Elgar is playing 46 runs off 121 balls. He put on 47 for the first wicket with Aiden Markram (31) and 46 for the second wicket with Keegan Pietersen (28) to prevent India from dominating. Rossi van der Dussen was on 11 with Elgar at the end of the third day’s play.

Earlier in the morning, rain affected the game and the first 2 sessions were washed out due to rain. Before the start of the day’s play, it was raining lightly and the covers were covered. After this, the fourth day’s play could not start even after lunch due to rain here on Thursday.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) tweeted soon after the end of lunch, “Rain continues at Imperial Wanderers and play is not possible now.” The third and final Test match will be played in Cape Town from 11 January.

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