Rain delay start in Australia vs South Africa Test on 2nd day

BRISBANE (Sporting Alert) — The second day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa at the Gabba has been halted because of heavy rain.

South Africa were scheduled to resume their batting, following a very healthy opening day, but a downpour about 45 minutes before Saturday morning’s scheduled start prevented this from happen.

Persistent Heavy drizzling has also forced the game to be delayed.

South Africa closed day one on Friday on 255 for two in their first innings with Hashim Amla (90) and Jacques Kallis (84) keeping their eyes on making centuries.

Graeme Smith (10) and Alviro Petersen (64) are the batsmen already dismissed.

Meanwhile, South Africa have been forced to play with 10 batsmen for the rest of the match after batsman JP Duminy was ruled out for the series after rupturing his Achilles tendon in training on Friday.

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