Cape Town Test
The persistent drizzle forced umpires to call off play after the teams had to stay indoors for five hours without a ball being bowled on Day 3 of the Cape Town Test. The showers were much-needed for the drought-hit city, but ensured the opening Test of series would remain on a standstill on Day 3.
In the lead up to the all-important Day 3, Hardik Pandya had given India a lease of life after the South African pace quartet had sucked it all out nearly. From a delicate standing of 91 for 7, Pandya’s counter-attacking display of batting (93 off 95 balls) ensured India avoided follow-on and narrowed South Africa’s first-innings lead to 77 runs.