New Delhi: The first session has been washed out due to rain on Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match between India and South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
Having been set a 240-run target, the hosts need 122 runs on Day 4. Dean Elgar (46*) and Rassie van der Dussen (11*) will resume batting for the Proteas who wrapped up Day 3 at 118 for two. South Africa put in a good start in their second innings but lost the wickets of Aiden Markram and Keegan Petersen on Day 3.
The duo played T20-like knocks which could have a huge impact on the result. Markram smashed 31 runs off 38 balls before losing his wicket to Shardul Thakur. Meanwhile, Petersen slammed 28 runs off 44 balls and was eventually dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Initially, half-centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara (53) and Ajinkya Rahane (58) helped India post 266 in their second innings, setting a target of 122 runs. The Proteas pace attack were in top form with Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen registering three-wicket hauls.
On Day 4, the Indian bowling department will be aiming for quick wickets in the first session and turn the tide towards their side. Meanwhile, the Proteas batters will be hoping to soak the pressure and not lose wickets cheaply.
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