India vs South Africa: Shocked Proteas didn't go for the win, says Virat Kohli

India were denied by Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers as they shared a 205-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Both batsmen went on to complete their respective hundreds as South Africa edged closer to a win. But their dismissals changed the match.

updated: December 23, 2013 17:36 IST
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Johannesburg: Young Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday said the Indian team was 'shocked' that the hosts did not go for victory in the dying moments of the match, which ended in an exciting draw. (Match Report)

The Proteas fell short by eight runs in a pulsating Test match, finishing at 450 for seven, while chasing 458 for victory at Wanderers. (South Africa record highest fourth innings total in Tests)

"Everyone was pretty shocked honestly, we didn't think that they would stop going for the score because with eight runs an over and with Philander striking the ball pretty well and he can bat, we have seen that in the past," Kohli, who was adjudged Man-of-the-match for scoring 215 runs in two innings, said. (We attacked too much in middle overs: MS Dhoni)

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