Hanuma Vihari was unbeaten on 88 with Deepak Hooda lending him support with 37 at the other end. © Wisden India

Hanuma Vihari was unbeaten on 88 with Deepak Hooda lending him support with 37 at the other end. © Wisden India

Thirty minutes of rain, and a frustrating wet Green Park Stadium outfield marred proceedings on the third day of the Duleep Trophy contest between India Red and India Blue, with the latter being left stuck at 232 for 3 in their first innings — trailing Red’s tally of 383 by 151 runs — when the umpires were forced to take the players off the field.

Only 4.4 overs were bowled on Friday with Blue adding 16 runs to their overnight total of 216 for 3 in that period. After a lot of waiting, play was finally called off at 19.15 ISTHanuma Vihari was unbeaten on 88 with Deepak Hooda lending him support with 37 at the other end.

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