The moment you woke up on Monday morning and saw the "there isn't going to be too much sun today" skies above, you knew play on Day 3 of this second Test between India and South Africa in Bengaluru would inevitably be called off due to the persistent, niggly, not-heavy-but-just-will-not-go-away rain.
It took until about 2 pm yesterday for the umpires to decide play wouldn't be possible on Day 2. Today the decision was made by 11.30 pm, after the umpires had, initially, called off play in the morning until Lunch.
India, on 80/0 in 22 overs, after bowling South Africa out for 214, were in the driver's seat in this 2nd Test match, but it looks like the weather will not allow for a result other than a draw to come to fruition.
With just two days remaining – and similar weather expected over the next couple of days as well – it does look like we will head into the third Test in Nagpur with a 1-0 lead for India.
South Africa, to a certain extent, even if they will never admit it, will be relieved to get out of this Test match with a draw, considering how poorly they batted in the first innings on Saturday.
Yes, the Mohali Test finished in under three days, and yes, there will be extra play added to the final two days of this Test match – play is scheduled to resume at 9.15 am IST on Tuesday -- but with the weather not expected to change enough to allow all those overs to be bowled, there really only looks like being one result.
And a pity that is too, because it looked like we were in for an engrossing Test match, with the crowds coming in their numbers as well on Day 1. The biggest pity, though, is that AB De Villiers' 100th Test match looks like being a washout.