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South Africa vs India 2021: 1st Test, Day 3 – Will It Rain Today In Centurion?

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The day 2 of the first Test between India and South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion was washed off due to persistent rain. Heavy showers and thunderstorms washed out the first two sessions and with very little time available to get the ground ready, the umpires abandoned the third.

After an outstanding start to the Test match, the fans are eager to see some action in the field. And the cricket lovers might see a full day of jam-packed action in Centurion.

According to accuweather.com, the rain will stay away from Centurion all day. The website described Day 3’s conditions as ‘mostly sunny, pleasant, and warmer;, with just a two percent chance of precipitation and a zero percent of thunderstorms.

The average temperature will be around 27 degrees Celsius. There is a chance of cloud cover but chances of losing overs are highly unlikely.

However, day 4 and 5 are likely to see a start-stop action due to inclement weather. As per Accuweather, there is a 55 percent chance of rain and a 33 percent chance of thunderstorms on Day 4, with rain likely to fall for around an hour in the afternoon. This increases to a 65 percent probability of rain on Day 4 with two hours of precipitation in the afternoon.

India placed well in the 1st Test in Centurion

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Opting to bat first, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal seized their chance and made full use of the opportunity against an inexperienced South African seam bowling line-up. The Karnataka duo put up a century stand before the hosts bounce back with two wickets including the first-ball duck of Cheteshwar Pujara.

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul steadied the ship after that, before the former departed driving away from his body. At last Ajinkya Rahane found some form and stitched together a stand with KL Rahul, who has come a long way from his horror Boxing Day debut. Lungi Ngidi was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa, picking up all three wickets that fell on day 1.

India found themselves well-placed at 272/3 at the end of day 1 and will look to carry on the momentum on day 3.

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