19 balls, Dale Steyn (6 not out) came out to bat. But Zaheer and Shami bowled fierce spells to keep the run-scoring in check. Philander also shut up, as did Steyn, although he did hit a six off the last ball.
Earlier, the Proteas scored 95 runs in the second session without losing a wicket, setting a great platform to chase down this target. Starting at 236 for 4, India deployed the new ball straightaway in the 80th over.
Zaheer and Shami were into the attack, and they toiled hard. If 'leaving the ball well' described the Indian batsmen in this match, then 'playing with soft hands' is an apt phrase to describe the South African batsmen.
They went soft at the hard, new ball with many a streaky edges flowing past the two-slip cordon and towards the boundary. Even when there was awkward bounce, the slips never came into play, as the pacers started bleedings runs.
Sharma too toiled hard, but with the sun out, he didn't get as much bite from the wicket as in the first innings.
Shami was the best bowler on display, but even he failed to get a breakthrough. Du Plessisż fifty came in the 82nd over, wherein he was also hit on his right thumb, but soldiered on nevertheless. De Villiers celebrated his half-century in the 88th over.
India needed a bit of luck to go their way, and Ajinkya Rahane had a shy at the stumps in the 102nd over, and du Plessis would have been out if he had hit. But he didn't, underlining the second session India had endured.
In the morning session, South Africa began the day at their overnight score of 138/2, with Alviro Petersen (76 not out) and du Plessis (10 not out) on strike.
Peterson was bowled in the 50th over, fifth of the day, as an incoming delivery from Shami kept low and he got an inside edge onto his stumps. He was out for 76, without adding a run to his overnight score. In all, he faced 162 balls and hitting nine fours.
Kallis scored 31 runs off just 29 balls, hitting