South Africa 5 for 171 (Amla 47, Starc 3-49) lead Australia 85 (Smith 48*, Philander 5-21, Abbott 3-41) by 86 runs
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‘Smith showed pitch wasn’t impossible to bat on’
Persistent rain in Hobart forced the abandonment of the second day’s play between Australia and South Africa without a ball being bowled.
It means that South Africa will resume on the third morning at 5 for 171, with Temba Bavuma on 38 and Quinton de Kock on 28, with a lead of 86 runs after Australia were skittled for 85 in seaming and swinging conditions on the first day.
However, the forecast for the remainder of the Test is much better, with the possibility of a small amount of rain on day three but the likelihood that the fourth and fifth days should be largely free of rain.
Play will start half an hour early on each of the remaining days, with the first ball due to be bowled at 10am.
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