India 80 for 0 (Dhawan 45*, Vijay 28*) trail South Africa 214 (De Villiers 85, Jadeja 4-50, Ashwin 4-70) by 134 runs
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Any hopes India had of forcing an unlikely result were blown away after another day's play was washed out in Bangalore. We have now had only one day's play in this Test. The last time three days were washed out in a Test in India was 10 years ago, in Chennai against Sri Lanka. This time, too, all the wet weather is coming Bangalore's way from India's east coast.

The rain did finally relent, though, on day four. It did not rain till 1.45pm, but the ground was considered fit only for a 2pm start. Before 2pm could arrive, though, the rain did.