While it looked set to be a great game of Test match cricket at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Monday, the weather made no play possible. Incessant showers and wet outfield meant that the play eventually had to be called off early without a single ball being bowled. There were lots of eyes on the Test match after Day 1 where the Indian batters had made 272/3, with KL Rahul scoring an unbeaten hundred and Ajinkya Rahane batting on 40* at stumps.
Lungi Ngidi was the lone wicket-taker for South Africa and after they had opted for the new ball, Kagiso Rabada was likely to be the threat for India in the first session on Day 2 in overcast conditions. However, rain spoiled all the fun and now the match is slated to resume on Day 3 morning.
Fans who were hoping to absorb a good day of Test cricket from the comfort of their homes were thoroughly disappointed and took to social media to express their feelings.
Check out some of the tweets here:
— HP Cricket (@HPCricket2) December 27, 2021
— 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠 👑 🐦 (@King3678180) December 27, 2021
So, rain has consumed the entire day. The good thing is that the forecast is good for the next 2 days. And also we have 98 overs scheduled for the next three days. But, the forecast for the final day isn't good. #BoxingDayTest #INDvsSA #SAvIND #CricketTwitter #Centurion
— Sumit Panchal (@SumitCricCrazy) December 27, 2021
Day-2 got washed away!!😶
Test cricket and Rain-'a never ending love story' 🤷#INDvsSA
— Saman (@SAMANHAYAT778) December 27, 2021
— Tan_य Ke_शरी 💙 (@Blenderspride_) December 27, 2021
— Khogendra Rupini (@KhogendraRupini) December 27, 2021
Lord Indra dev illiers yet again saving South Africa.#INDvsSA
— Q. (@Johannesburg149) December 27, 2021
Day wasted 😑😑#INDvsSA
— Curly Jeevi (@curlykrazy07) December 27, 2021
Other than Rahul and Rahane, it was Rahul’s opening partner who impressed on Sunday with a well-made 60. Along with Rahul, he put on a 100-run stand for the opening wicket becoming just the third Indian opening pair to put on a century stand in a Test match in the rainbow country. The other two partnerships are Wasim Jaffer and Dinesh Karthik and Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.