India vs South Africa: Will Rain Affect 1st Test at Visakhapatnam?

The Indian cricket team take on South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series starting 2 October.

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India vs South Africa Match: The Indian cricket team take on South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series at Visakhapatnam starting 2 October.
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The Indian cricket team take on South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series at Visakhapatnam starting 2 October, and weather could play spoilsport once again.

The tour-opening first T20 International at Dharamshala had been abandoned due to heavy rain. And there is also a rain prediction on all five days of the Test series opener at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.

It has been raining at the venue regularly since the last one week and there is an 80 percent chance of showers on the opening day of the series opener.

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.

The warm-up game between South Africa Board President's XI in Vizianagram, around 50 kms from here, 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 PTI)

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