Inclement weather brought some relief to South Africa as India pressed for a series-levelling victory in the second and final Test on Wednesday at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Only 34.1 overs were sent down during the day as a wet outfield caused by overnight rain delayed the start by 90 minutes and overcast conditions interrupted play regularly.
The visitors, trailing by 347 runs on the first innings, lost three key wickets on the rain-curtailed fourth day to stutter to 115/3 in their second essay at stumps at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
In the brief period of action, leg-spinner Amit Mishra sent back skipper Graeme Smith (20) and Jacques Kallis (20), and Harbhajan Singh dismissed Alviro Petersen. Hashim Amla was unbeaten on 49 and Ashwell Prince had yet to score when the umpires finally called off play for the day.