Ranchi Test: Rain to play spoilsport on second and third day, say weather officials
The local weatherman in Ranchi predicted in on Saturday that rain may affect the second day’s proceedings as well in the third and final India-South Africa Test, PTI reported.
Only 58 overs of play was possible on the first day as bad light, followed by heavy showers, stopped proceedings six overs into the third session with India 224/3.
“There is a possibility of thundershowers and lightning at isolated places in Ranchi. Chances are less by Monday onwards,” an official of the Indian Meteorological Department, Ranchi, was quoted as saying by PTI.
The day largely remained overcast with sun playing hide and seek, and there was a brief drizzle in the second session when Rohit Sharma notched up his sixth Test century with a six off spinner Dane Piedt in the 45th over. The weatherman blamed it on the cyclonic circulation positioned over east-central Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring areas. India have an unbeatable 2-0 lead and are eyeing a whitewash in the three-match series.