The day started with Petersen reaching his second half-century of the match with a brace on a thick edge going by means of third man. It additionally meant Petersen crossed fifty thrice in the collection, together with twice in the ongoing match. India pacers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah requested many questions whereas beating the outer edges however could not get a wicket early on.
Rassie van der Dussen pounced on every part with width and likewise survived a caught behind attraction off Shami as bat touched the floor whereas seeking to drive. Petersen continued to impress together with his off-aspect play and had a reprieve at 59 when Jasprit Bumrah discovered an periphery with a peach of a supply however Cheteshwar Pujara could not maintain onto the catch at the first slip.
Van der Dussen clipped Umesh Yadav by means of mid-wicket whereas Petersen took two extra boundaries by means of the off-aspect off Shami and Bumrah. The 54-run partnership was damaged by Shardul Thakur, who bought Petersen to cut on to his stumps and fall 18 runs quick of his maiden Test hundred.
Petersen’s fall bought India to maintain issues tight until Temba Bavuma punched off backfoot after which creamed a drive by means of additional cowl off Bumrah to restart the run-circulate for South Africa. Thakur virtually had van der Dussen’s wicket however the proper-hander survived by way of umpire’s name on an lbw attraction as South Africa inched nearer to the collection win.
Brief scores: India 223 in 77.3 overs and 198 in 67.3 overs (Rishabh Pant 100 not out; Marco Jansen 4/36) towards South Africa 210 in 76.3 overs and 171/3 in 55 overs (Keegan Petersen 82, Dean Elgar 30; Shardul Thakur 1/22, Mohammed Shami 1/41), South Africa want 41 runs to win