Alright, that's officially stumps.
Rain seems to be the only thing that can stop the Aussies at the moment, and hopefully we get clearer conditions for day three. Join us then.
Give us your thoughts on twitter @SMHSport or myself, @TheMattBungard - goodnight all.
Still raining in Cape Town. We're as likely to play again today as a Graeme Smith would be of getting a referral correct.
I assume this rain is God’s way of telling me that it’s late and tomorrow is Monday. Or it’s just a standard meteorological event. #SAvAUS— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) March 2, 2014
Still raining. Very unlikely we're getting back on.Back to top
And the tea break has been taken. I don't know if we're getting back out there today, though.
Hopefully we do, stay with us. Now the declaration looks a lot more tempting..
The last time South Africa conceded 500 or more at home was the Boxing Day Test at Durban, 2009. #SAvAUS— Dan Burt (@statsdan) March 2, 2014
The ground staff are absolutely battling here. The rain is not that bad, but the wind is wreaking havoc, the covers are blowing all over the place.
Oh, and for anyone wondering why South Africa were allowed to review that decision, referrals are reset when the new balls are taken. Or, at least that's what I'm being told. They definitely used two unsuccessfully, so this must be the case.
Uh oh. The rain has arrived and the covers are coming on. Hopefully just a passing shower.Back to top
Big top edge and Harris is off the mark!
Well, we're all thinking it...
So Duminy has four, and will be on a hat trick at the start of his next over. Bizarre.
Funny one here! Duminy gets Mitch to play at one down leg side and with no Smith on the field, de Villiers has to make the referral.
Nothing on Hotspot, but Snicko has a noise and Mitch is gone for a golden duck! I guess he's human after all.
Gone! Can't really blame Haddin here, they're clearly trying to get on with it. Gets a fair whack on that one, but straight to mid-on.Back to top
Haddin was a bit late on that one, but still got enough to take it past mid-on!
Australia are in a really really tricky position here, when to declare? Don't want to let SA get away with it #SAvAUS— Matthew Stone (@stone1_matthew) March 2, 2014
A very good question - personally I don't mind batting for longer than usual, as there's not another test for a while and the bowlers could handle enforcing a follow-on just this once. In saying that, the weather is starting to look pretty awful.
Rocks back, pulls it away to the fence and that's his tenth score of 150 or more!
Haddin gets his first boundary, bludgeoning one over midwicket.
The wind is rumbling through Newlands - we've already brought out the heavy bails, and just now we've seen a helmet laying behind the stumps be blown across the ground, such is the force of the gusts at the moment. The sky is very dark, as well.Back to top