Chopra, who has two US PGA Tour titles but has never won on The European Tour, remains on 13 under par and said: “I would have loved to play. I did some work early in the morning and I felt good.
“I hit a couple of good shots starting off the round, and then the rain came. It kills a bit of momentum.
“It will make it more exciting. It is going to be a bit more like a shootout, because there are a number of people still in it with a chance to have a good round. It will be fun - hopefully the weather will hold out.”
The biggest move came from England’s Morrison – who at 60th on The Race to Dubai is trying to cling on to a spot in the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World.
He birdied the last three holes of his second round for a 65, before like Chopra paring the first only for the weather to intervene.
“It was a very nice finish, and I’m glad to be in the cool for a while because it’s getting very hot out there now,” said the former Madeira Islands Open winner. “I hit a decent drive down the last then hit a good hybrid rescue club onto the fringe, and managed to get down in two from there. So I’m very happy.”
Defending champion and three-time Major winner Harrington got himself into the final group with an approach to six feet at the last, the birdie giving him a second round 67.
“It was important to get as close to Daniel as I could, because we don’t know if there are 18 or 36 holes left to play,” said Harrington, speaking before the reduction was confirmed.
“I was very aware of that coming down the last nine holes, and even on the last hole. The pin is very tight to the water but I decided to attack the flag with my pitch anyway, which maybe I wouldn’t have done if I knew for definite there was still 36 holes left to play.
“It does change your mindset a little bit, because there’s no point playing it safe at this stage. I need to make up ground, because I’m running out of holes.”
A disappointing season has left the Irishman 76th on The Race to Dubai and the 40 year old is well aware that time is running out for him to secure a place at the Earth Course.
“Even though I haven’t played that many events on The European Tour this season, to miss out on the Dubai World Championship would have to be classed as a below par season for me,” added the former European Number One.
“All year I’ve played better than I’ve scored, but hopefully this week my score reflects my play and I can book my place for Dubai.”
Like Morrison, three-time European Tour winner Bourdy mounted a strong finish with five birdies in his last six holes taking the Frenchman into a share of second place.
“When I birdied the 13th hole, I started to find my rhythm again,” he said. “I played the last few holes really well, and got myself back into a great position. I’m very happy because even when I wasn’t playing well I stayed patient, and in the end it worked out well for me.”
The third and final round will resume at 7.20am local time on Sunday.