Rain might have washed out play on Sunday and Monday in this second Test between India and South Africa, but there is still hope that we can get in some kind of a contest if the weather Gods decide to bring in a bit of sunlight on Tuesday and Wednesday.
India, after all, completed the first Test in under three days, and with extra overs being thrown in over the last two days of this game match, a result cannot be entirely ruled out, even if it is extremely improbable.
The home team are in the driver's seat at 80/0 after bowling South Africa out in the first innings for 214. If India can pile on some quick runs â€“ assuming, of course, play is possible â€“ the pressure might just tumble back on South Africa. How South Africa then handle that pressure will dictate the course of the match.
But, all of this remains conjecture, as, at the moment, the gloomy weather in Bengaluru does seem like winning, with that draw result looking the most likely. While the rain has stopped in the morning on Tuesday, the clouds are still hovering around menacingly, suggesting we will not get a full day's play in â€“ we might even be lucky to get a few overs in.
The forecast is for more persistent drizzle through the day, and if that is the case, we can wave play on Day 4 goodbye and with it the chance of a result not named draw in this 100th Test of Bangalore's favourite non-Indian player â€“ AB De Villiers.
Update: An inspection at 10 am has led to another inspection being scheduled for 11.30 am. That means another full session is lost. The umpires are worried about the bowler's run-up area, in particular. No rain, though, so that is good news.
Second update: There will be another inspection at 1 pm IST. Umpires still concerned about the damp underfoot conditions. The sun is out a little, though. So, there is still hope of getting some play in today.
Latest Update: Good news, Play to finally resume at 2 pm IST. Nope, the drizzle is back, and all the covers are back on. Bye, bye Day 4 play, it looks like. Just a matter of time before it is called off.
Day 4 play has also been called off.
Where to Watch Live
India vs South Afirca 2nd Test, Day 4 is scheduled for a 9.15 am IST (3.45 am GMT, 5.45 am SAST, 11.45 pm ET) start. Live coverage of the Test match in India will be on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD3. The match can also be watched via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports.com.
Viewers in South Africa can watch all the Day 2 action on SuperSport, with the online live stream option on SuperSport Live. Sky Sports 2 will show the India vs South Africa Test match, Day 4 live in the UK, with the live streaming online option on Watch Sky Sports.
Watch the second Test match in the Middle East and North Africa live on OSN Sports, while the match can be live streamed on OSN Play. Audience in the US can watch India vs South Africa 2nd Test live on Willow TV, with the action can be live streamed on Willow TV online.