Updated: Friday, 27 December 2013 18:23 | By Agence France-Presse

Rain delays second day of S. Africa-India Test

Rain prevented any play before lunch on the second day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Friday.

Rain delays second day of S. Africa-India Test

A general view shows the Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban following a delay in the start of the second day of the second Sunfoil Series Test between India and South Africa on December 27, 2013

A light drizzle was falling at the scheduled start of play. It cleared enough for the covers to be removed but returned while the players were warming up.

India were 181 for one when bad light brought an early close on Thursday with 29 overs still due to be bowled.

Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 91 and had shared an unbeaten second wicket partnership of 140 with Cheteshwar Pujara (58 not out).

Lunch was brought forward by half an hour. With the sky clearing, it was hoped play would be possible during the afternoon.

The series is tied at 0-0 after the first Test in Johannesburg ended in a draw.

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