Rain stops play again in Durban

Durban, Dec 29: Play was stopped by the rain for the second time on Day 4 of the second and final cricket Test with South Africa batting on 497/8 against India at Kingsmead here Sunday.

Play resumed after a short rain delay just after lunch with South Africa batting on 395/7. The hosts put on 102 runs in the second session and lost a wicket, that of Robin Peterson (61) just when the rain got heavier and the covers were called on.

South Africa currently have a first innings lead of 163 runs with two wickets remaining. Faf du Plessis was batting on 41.

IANS