Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers heroics in vain as India snatch honourable draw

Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers produced 205 runs for the fifth wicket but South Africa failed to complete a historic run chase in Johannesburg.

updated: December 23, 2013 10:26 IST
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Johannesburg: Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers hit centuries as South Africa and India fought out an epic draw in the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. (Scorecard)

Set a world record victory target of 458, South Africa finished eight runs short on 450 for seven after a day of tension and drama. (Highlights)

Du Plessis (134) and De Villiers (103) shared a fifth wicket partnership of 205 - a world record for a fifth wicket stand in the fourth innings of a Test match. (It was baffling to see South Africa not go for a win, says Sunil Gavaskar)

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