Play has been called off without a ball bowled for the second consecutive day in the first Test against New Zealand at Kingsmead.
There were several frustrating inspections throughout the day, but the ground simply didn’t dry up as a heavy overnight thunderstorm after day two caused lasting damage. It puts the spotlight even more on the curious decision to hand Kingsmead its first ever Test in August. The India and West Indies players are asking the exact same questions, as they head into day five with just 22 overs played at the out-of-season Port of Spain in Trinidad.
Just like today, Durban is expected to have clear skies on Tuesday, but the amount of overs that will be bowled all depends on the state of the ground. This match is all but heading for a draw, with New Zealand sitting on 15-2 following the Proteas’ 263 all out going into the fifth and final day.
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