It was a bit of anti-climax on Day 2 of the Centurion Test match between South Africa and India. While Day 1 witnessed Team India winning the toss and opting to bat first before the India batters proved that decision right by making 272/3 in their first day, thanks to an unbeaten hundred from KL Rahul and a half-century from his opening partner Mayank Agarwal apart from a useful 40 not out from Ajinkya Rahane, South Africa could have still made a comeback on Day 2 with the new ball being taken in the dying stages of Day 1 and their bowlers turning up fresh the following day in overcast conditions.
The stage looked set for a great battle between bat and ball on Day 2 but instead, the weather made no play possible. It continued to rain with a few minutes interval in between and there were thunderstorms too. Eventually, with a wet outfield and more rain predicted in the day, the match had to be called off early without a single ball being bowled. While fans would be disappointed, the weather played much like how it was predicted which suggests that all eyes will be on predictions again for Day 3.
Have a look at the weather prediction for Day 3 of the Boxing-day Test.
Will rain play spoilsport on Day 3 of the opening Test match between South Africa and India?
As per the weather predictions for December 28, 2021, the lowest temperature expected in Centurion on the day is 14 Degree Celsius with the highest being around 26 Degree. While there are chances of rain on the day, much of it is expected during the non-playing hours which means it is likely to be sunny with good conditions for cricket on Day 3 of the Test.
Day 3 Weather forecast for Centurion Test
As far as what to expect in terms of cricket is concerned, a fascinating first session could be on the cards with even the set batters having to restart after a day’s break. Moreover, the South African bowlers will be fresh from a break and will give it all in the first hour to put India on the backfoot and get them out to as low a total as possible from here. The Men in Blue will be aiming in excess of 400, given the position they find themselves in.