The script for India’s historic test series win. Meanwhile, South Africa will resume South Africa at 101 for two on the fourth day, 111 runs short of winning the match and a series that is tied at 1-1.
South Africa captain Dean Elgar, star of a similar chase in the second Test in Johannesburg, was set to see the day in partnership with Keegan Pietersen but was caught diving by Pant off Jasprit Bumrah in the last. over day. He got out after scoring 30 runs.
South Africa’s top scorer Pietersen could make an unbeaten 48 after scoring 72 in the first innings.
For India, Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 100 off 139 balls, which included six fours and four sixes, but found minimal support from his teammates as India were bundled out for 198.
Pant, who batted with an unconventional flair, took out partners in a poor Indian batting performance, but managed to score his fourth Test century before the last wicket fell.
Indian captain Virat Kohli scored an unusual 29 runs, batted for three hours and faced 143 balls, but the next highest contribution to the total was 28 extras.
Looking for left-arm fast bowling, Marco Jensen took four for 36 – his third four-wicket haul in three Tests – and Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi took three wickets each.
Chasing the target, South African opener Aiden Markram scored 16 runs from the boundary but was then caught by KL Rahul at third slip.
After surviving an exceptional drive flying between third slip and the lane, Markram repeated the shot against the next ball and was dismissed for a total of 23 runs.