Third Test between India, South Africa delayed because of overnight rain.

Third Test between India, South Africa delayed because of overnight rain.

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The start of the fourth day’s play in the third and and final cricket Test between India and South Africa has been delayed by half an hour because of wet ground conditions due to overnight rain.
The onfield umpire Ian Gould and Aleem Dar are now scheduled to inspect the pitch at 10.30 a.m. local time to take a call on the resumption of play.
Lifting doubts hovering over the third Test between India and South Africa, the Indian team management confirmed on Friday night that the match will resume on Saturday.
Play was halted late in the final session owing to dangerous playing conditions as Dean Elgar was hit twice in one over by Jasprit Bumrah.
Players were taken off after a rising delivery from Mohammed Shami rattled Elgar’s helmet even as India wanted to continue with the game.
There were a lot of deliberations later after play got over with the match officials leaving the ground around 7:00 p.m. local time. It was reported that they had submitted their report to the ICC.
An hour later, confirmation came that the Test would continue as scheduled. South Africa are placed at 17 for one chasing 241 for victory.

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