After the one-day match at The Wanderers was washed out, further bad weather threatened to delay the start.
Two hours before the match began the covers were on, but the skies lifted and there was sunshine before play.
It was the fourth time in a row that skipper Graeme Smith has won the toss.
India rested Anil Kumble and Mohd Kaif and opted for Harbhajan and Suresh Raina. While Proteas is keen to test their bench strength. Kallis, Pollack, Nel and Ntini make way for Telemaches, Van der Wath, Henderson and Morkel. The Teams:
India: Virender Sehwag (c) S Tendulkar, M Dhoni (wk), D Mongia, D Karthick, S Raina, I Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan and Sreesanth
South Africa: Graema Smith Loots Bosman, Justin Kemp, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Morkel, Van der Wath, Roger Telemaches, Henderson and Langveldt