Rain Threat Looms over First Test
It has been raining here regularly since the last one week and there is an 80 percent chance of showers on the opening day of the series opener.
There is 50 and 40 percent chance of rain on day two and three and play could also be affected on the final two days.
The warm-up game between South Africa Board President's XI in Vizianagram, around 50 kms from here, too was affected by rain. No play was possible on day one of the three-day game and start of day two was delayed due to a wet outfield.
India are aiming for encore against South Africa, having beaten them 3-0 at home four years ago.
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