Aiden Markram (34) was the first wicket to fall having looked fluent until he top-edged a rising delivery from Hardik Pandya (2-17) to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at a deep point. Dean Elgar (25) was scratchy throughout his stay at the crease and became Pandya’s second victim when he edged to wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha. Pandya earlier ensured India stayed in the contest with a brilliant 93 from 95 balls, including 14 fours and a six as he alone provided resistance to the venomous home attack. The all-rounder had watched as his side slipped to 92 for seven but instead of playing for survival, Pandya took the attack to the South African seamers. He had his fair share of luck, dropped at gully by Elgar off Steyn on 15 and offering a stumping chance to wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock that was spurned.
You've got to feel for @DaleSteyn62. Looking forward to seeing you back, champ.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 6, 2018
Having been roughed up by a barrage of short-pitched bowling from the excellent Rabada (3-34), the latter finally ended Pandya’s stay as he induced an edge to De Kock. The rest of the batsmen found it difficult to score against the fast and accurate home bowling with Pujara's patient 26 from 91 balls the next highest score. South Africa host India in three Tests this month with the next two in Pretoria and Johannesburg. BRIEF SCORE South Africa 286 & 65/2 in 20 overs (Markram 34, Elgar 25) lead India 209 in 73.4 overs (Pandya 93, Philander 3/33) by 142 runs
BREAKING: Dale Steyn has sustained tissue damage to left heel. Expected to be out for 4-6 weeks. Won't bowl in this Test. #SAvIND— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 6, 2018