Second day washed out in Bangalore


India were made to wait for the opportunity to press home their advantage against South Africa as rain prevented a ball from being bowled on day two of the second Test in Bangalore.

The hosts, already 1-0 up in the four-Test series following a 108-run win in Mohali last week, dominated Saturday's play, dismissing the Proteas for 214 before reaching 80 without loss in reply.

However, steady rain kept the players off the field throughout Sunday and a South Africa side shorn of two key bowlers - Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander - may be encouraged by the fact further storms are forecast for the next two days.