Rain washed out the second day of the first test between
Australia and South Africa at the Gabba today.
A torrential downpour 45 minutes before the scheduled start
was followed by drizzle which persisted throughout the day.
It was the first time a whole day's play had been lost to
rain at the ground since 1983, when Australia's test against
Pakistan was similarly disrupted.
South Africa were set to resume on 255 for two in their first
innings with Hashim Amla (90) and Jacques Kallis (84) closing
The tourists have been reduced to 10 batsmen after JP Duminy
was ruled out for the series after rupturing his Achilles
tendon in training on Friday.
Duminy was also expected to play a key role with his off-spin
after specialist spinner Imran Tahir was dropped from the
side to make way for a fourth pace bowler.
The team confirmed that Duminy would be replaced in the
touring party but exactly who would join the squad would not
be announced before the end of the match.
South Africa's number one test ranking is on the line in the
series, which continues after Brisbane with tests in Adelaide