After being outplayed by India for three out of the first four days of the first Test between the sides, South Africa will have to bat to the best of their ability to avoid losing the match at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
For a positive result South Africa will have to either see out the 90 overs for a draw or go all the way by attempting to score the remaining 320 runs needed for victory. At the close of play on Day 4, the Proteas had scored 138/2 in their second innings in pursuit of a world record victory target of 458. The former looks the more likely option but at this stage the odds remain on India to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. (We have enough runs, says Pujara)
The Proteas probably had the better of all three sessions on Saturday as they worked their way through the Indian second innings with their weakened bowling attack after the injury to Morne Morkel. The hosts did well to recover from the 222-run partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli and bowl the Indians out for 421. Pujara went past 150 for the fourth time in his Test match career to finish on 153 (270 balls, 21 fours) while Kohli finished four runs short of his second century in the match (193 balls, 9 fours). (Related: Kohli falls short of Test milestone)