Skipper Hashim Amla led South Africa's fightback after taking 46 balls to get off the mark as the visitors crawled to 72-2 at stumps after 72 overs of resolute defence.
Earlier, India declared on 267-5 half after Ajinkya Rahane (100 not out) became the fifth Indian to score centuries in each innings of a test match.
South Africa 121 and 72 for 2 (Amla 23*, de Villiers 11*) need another 409 runs to beat India 334 and 267 for 5 dec (Rahane 100*, Kohli 88, Morkel 3-51).
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2015 IND v RSA 4th Test
Series Tagged in ClipDex2015 IND v RSA Test Serie ...
Players Tagged in ClipDexAbbott, Kyle J Saha, Wriddhiman P Ashwin, Ravichandran de Villiers, Abraham B Elgar, Dean Kohli, Virat Rahane, Ajinkya M Amla, Hashim M
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexFeroz Shah Kotla
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