1st Test Day 4: South Africa need 320 with eight wickets left as India eye big win

India took complete control against South Africa (138/2 in second innings) on Day 4 with the hosts staring at a huge target on a challenging pitch.

updated: December 22, 2013 01:44 IST
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Johannesburg: The first Test between India and South Africa seemed headed for an exciting finish with the hosts needing to score 320 runs with eight wickets remaining on a tricky last day to pull off a record-breaking victory here. (Highlights)

Set a stiff target of 458 for victory after India scored 421 in their second innings, the hosts put up a better batting display to reach 138 for two at close on the penultimate day today on a Wanderers track which seemed to have eased out quite a bit. (Pics)

Alviro Petersen (76 batting) and Faf du Plessis (10 batting) were at the crease at stumps on another absorbing day's play which has set the stage for a thrilling finish with all three results a possibility. (Scorecard)

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