Second Test of the three between hosts South Africa and visitors West Indies has enjoyed no play so far today, fourth day of the scheduled five, and the prospect of a draw looms large, leaving the Caribbean side some more welcome breathing space after their heavy first Test loss.
Rain had earlier scarred the second day with just six overs of action during which South Africa took their overnight first day first innings score of 270 for two to 289 for three.
Yesterday they produced quickened score to reach 417 for 8 declared and West Indies responded with 147 for two before bad light stopped play in the scheduled last half hour.
But overnight rain and more this morning have kept West Indies third-wicket pair of opener Kraigg Braithwaite and Marlon Samuels indoors with their scores on 65 and 60 respectively.
The prospect of play starting in the current pre-lunch period also looks bleak.
West Indies need 71 more runs to pass the follow-on target while being 270 runs short on first innings at this stage.