Bangladesh, Oct. 20 -- Ranchi, India ,OCT,20 (AP/UNB) - South Africa was left reeling at 9-2 in five overs when play was called off on day two of the third test on Sunday.

Bad light forced the umpires to take the players off the field about 20 minutes into the day's last session. With the light not improving, play was called off for the day half an hour later.

The Proteas' batsmen struggled in the limited passage of play possible. Indian pacers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami effectively used short deliveries with good pace to take a wicket apiece.

Shami got rid of Dean Elgar (0), while Yadav dismissed Quinton de Kock (4) to rattle the touring side.

At stumps, Zubayr Hamsa (0 not out) and Faf du Plessis (1 not out) were at the crease, ...