The play was stopped due to bad light on the opening day of the third Test between India and South Africa at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. In 58 overs of play, India reached 224/3 as Rohit Sharma smashed his third century of the tournament.
Rohit completed his fifty in 86 balls, but he scored the next 50 runs in just 48 balls. He also surpassed England all-rounder Ben Stokes (15) to hit the most number of sixes in 2019.
It is raining now and very dark. Will be surprised if we get more play today.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 19, 2019
Before the play was called off, Rohit was batting at 117 off 164 balls with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on 83 off 135 balls at the other end.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 19, 2019
After affecting the game on the opening day, the weather might impact play even on Day 2.
As per the weather reports for Sunday in Ranchi, it is expected to be cloudly. There is a high possibility of thunderstorms around noon, which could continue till evening.