India vs South Africa: Day 3 start delayed due to rain

Hashim Amla and night-watchman Kagiso Rabada will seek tomorrow to extend the host's advantage of 142 runs with remaining eight wickets. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 07, 2018, 09.56 AM (IST)

Heavy showers in Cape Town delayed the start of day three play between India and South Africa on Sunday.

The Virat Kohli-led Indian team is under immense pressure as the hosts have been dominating the proceedings so far. 

On day 2, South Africa was able to build a sizeable second-innings lead after reaching 65 for the loss of two at stumps. 

Hashim Amla and night-watchman Kagiso Rabada will seek today to extend the host's advantage of 142 runs with remaining eight wickets.

The South African seamers had bowled India out for 209 on a lively wicket offering plenty of assistance for the bowlers.

For India, Hardik Pandya played a blistering knock of 93 runs to save its drowning team which at one point were 92/7 after lunch.  

The all-rounder proved his mettle by helping his team inch closer to South Africa's total of 286. 

In the second innings, Hardik contributed with the ball as well by dismissing the Proteas openers at an early stage. 

South Africa host India in three tests this month with the next two to be played in Pretoria and Johannesburg.