Punjab v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy, semifinals, Mohali, 1st day January 18, 2014

First day washed out in chilly Mohali

ESPNcricinfo staff

The weather was expected to have a say in the Mohali semifinal and it did on the first day itself as rain wiped out play. With temperatures barely rising to double-digits, it was a cold and gloomy day. The lack of sunshine meant that even when the drizzle let up, there was little chance of the outfield drying up quickly.

The forecast for Sunday is brighter though, with no rain expected. However, heavy fog has been a problem over the past few days, and it could cause delays. In case, the first innings of the two teams isn't completed after five days, there is an additional day available to ensure at least a first-innings result.