Second day in Hobart washed out

Hobart (Australia)—Rain prevented a start to the second day of the second Test Sunday with South Africa holding an 86-run lead after a scattergun opening day’s play in Hobart.
Extensive covers protected the Bellerive pitch and surrounds amid continual rain with a few hardy souls watching on from the stands. The Proteas are in the box seat to claim victory and clinch their third consecutive series in Australia after rolling the home team for just 85 off 32.5 overs.
Vernon Philander powered the Proteas with five for 21 and was supported by recalled paceman Kyle Abbott with three for 41. It was Australia’s lowest total at home against South Africa to revive memories of recent catastrophic batting collapses.—AFP

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