A general view of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru © AFP
A general view of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru © AFP

Poor playing conditions at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium due to incessant rain for two days in Bengaluru ensured no play was possible, on the fourth day of the second Test between India and South Africa on Tuesday. There were several inspections by the umpire on the fourth day — one at 10AM, second one at 11.30AM, third at 1.00PM and the final news came out around 2.30PM that the play has been abandoned for the day. Earlier in the day, the start was delayed because of wet outfield at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. It was noticed that the bowling run-up area was soggy, as was the the square leg area. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs South Africa 2nd Test at Bengaluru

Play was called off on Sunday and Monday and with the first session of Tuesday too washed away, as many as seven sessions have been wasted because of rain, and it is likely that the game will end in a tame draw.  Live Cricket Score and Updates — India vs South Africa 2015, 2nd Test at Bengaluru, Day 4: Play called off for third day in a row

India, at 80 for no loss, were trailing South Africa by 134 runs at the end of Day one with openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan batting on 28 and 45 respectively. Earlier, India bowled South Africa out for 214 runs in the first innings. Earlier in the game, having got out for a paltry 214 in the first innings of the second Test of the Gandhi-Mandela series on Saturday, a downcast South Africa said they will be looking for early wickets when India resume batting at 80 for no loss. (With inputs from IANS)

Brief scores:

South Africa 214 (Dean Elgar 38, AB de Villiers 85; Ravindra Jadeja 4 for 50, Ravichandran Ashwin 4 for 70, Varun Aaron 1 for 51) lead India 80 for no loss (Murali Vijay 28*, Shikhar Dhawan 45*) by 134 runs.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs South Africa 2nd Test at Bengaluru