Rain prevents start to Day 2 of Brisbane Test

The wicket was under covers amid heavy morning showers with no prospect of a likely start before lunch.

Heavy rain falls during day two of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at The Gabba. (Getty …


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Brisbane, Nov 10 (AFP): Rain prevented a scheduled start to the second day's play in the first cricket Test between Australia and South Africa at the Gabba on Saturday.

The wicket was under covers amid heavy morning showers with no prospect of a likely start before lunch with the Brisbane forecast for rain periods throughout Saturday.

South Africa went to first day stumps at 255 for two with Hashim Amla not out 90 and Jacques Kallis on 84.

The Proteas suffered a significant blow overnight with confirmation that batsman JP Duminy was out of the three-Test series with an Achilles injury.

The lower-order batsman was warming down by kicking a rugby ball around with teammates on the Gabba playing field after stumps when he suffered the injury.

Duminy could have played an important role for the Proteas in the remainder of the first Test with his off-spin after leg-spinner Imran Tahir was left out of the team for the Gabba opener.

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