Rains predicted on all five days of India vs South Africa first Test

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South Africa cricket team players during a practice session ahead of the 1st cricket test match against India, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Photo: PTI

The unpredictable weather has been haunting cricket fans since the ICC World Cup 2019 and could now play spoilsport again during the first Test match between Indian and South Africa starting in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday (October 2).

It has been raining regularly since the last one week and is predicted to pour on all five days including 80 percent chances of showers on the series-opening day.

There is 50 and 40 percent chance of rain on day two and three and play could also be affected on the final two days.

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The warm-up game between South Africa Board President’s XI in Vizianagram, around 50 kms from Vizag, too was affected by rain. No play was possible on day one of the three-day game and start of day two was delayed due to a wet outfield.

India are aiming for encore against South Africa, having beaten them 3-0 at home four years ago.

(With inputs from agencies)

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