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Doug Mendoza
January 17, 2018

Resuming on 90/2 and a second innings lead of 118, the Proteas were looking to press home the advantage and set India an enormous target, with AB de Villiers striking the ball as well as he has ever in his career, and with him Dean Elgar who was as plucky and dogged as ever.

Though he has opened the bowling for India, Shami is better with a slightly older ball.

India 307 and 35 for 3 (Pujara 11*, Ngidi 2-14) need another 252 runs to beat South Africa 335 and 258 (de Villiers 80, Elgar 61, Shami 4-49, Bumrah 3-70). With two days still remaining, all the three results are still possible in the match.

India was hoping for a quicker end to South Africa's first innings after three swift wickets late on the first day had the home team in trouble on 269-6.

India are trailing in the three-test series by 0-1 having lost the first Test in Cape own by 72 runs.

India found themselves deep in the mire after a first wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin (1-78) ended South Africa's second innings, Murali Vijay the first to go, chopping on to a Rabada delivery which kept low.

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Asked about a South Africa victory here, he said, "I think after what happened in India, we left with a lot of scars, us giving them the kind of treatment and beating them here in South Africa is definitely going to be satisfying".

Kohli‚ who scored 153 in the first innings‚ was given out lbw from the bowling of Lungi Ngidi in the closing stages of the third session in a key moment that is likely to have a huge impact on the direction of this Test match on the final day on Wednesday. South Africa are scoring at a fast pace in the first session.

1410 hrs IST: FIFTY FOR DEAN ELGAR! He never looked comfortable at the crease, particularly against Ashwin's off-spin but kept fighting cussedly, bringing up his half-century with a drive through extra-cover off Ishant.

De Villiers's wicket came against the run of play, with Mohammed Shami, who started poorly, suddenly finding the spot and the venom to get a ball to lift sharply off a length.

It was a pressure game for Virat Kohli and he stood tall against vast pressure and criticism.

Kohli will have to watch his behaviour for the rest of the test after he was fined 25 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point for repeatedly complaining to umpire Michael Gough about a damp ball following a rain delay on Monday. Yet, the Indians would feel that they gave away 50 runs too many; those sharp chances needed to be held. And it comes up with a double. However, South Africa's crisis man, AB de Villiers, was at again. Even so, de Villiers breathed a sigh of relief when Bumrah got one to keep low in the fourth over of the morning as well, but this time the line was just outside off stump. There are some foot-holes but still looks good to bat is the opinion from the centre by Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels. Tuesday was perhaps ideal conditions for him -- a fourth day abrasive pitch and a slightly older ball makes Shami look a different bowler altogether.

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