India continued to dominate South Africa © AFP (File photo)
India continued to dominate South Africa © AFP (File photo)

India will resume at 80 for no loss on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at Bengaluru in the Gandhi-Mandela Series 2015. The second day’s play in the second Test was washed out completely, as not even one ball was bowled on Sunday. India are currently trailing by 134 runs in the first innings, and it is important that the rain stays away on the third day for the match to progress further. There are possibilities of delay on third day as well, but nothing can be asserted for sure. At the crease was the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay, having put up a strong stand for the first wicket.  FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs South Africa 2nd Test at Bengalur

Dhawan put behind the disappointment of bagging a pair at Mohali as he stroked his way to an unbeaten 45 from 62 balls, which was studded with seven boundaries. It was a fluent knock from the left-handed batsman, who has been struggling for runs ever since South Africa landed in India for their marathon tour.

Murali Vijay was dropped by Imran Tahir when the Indian opener was on 21 not out, which summed up a pathetic day on the field for South Africa on Day One. Earlier on the first day, India had bowled out South Africa for a modest total of 214 runs, with AB de Villiers notching up the 38th half-century of his Test career.

Apart from de Villiers, the other batsman who produced some runs was the left-handed opener Dean Elgar, who faced 81 deliveries and struck two fours and a six to score 31 runs.