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Monday, 07 December 2015 - 12:02
India v South Africa fourth cricket Test: South Africa stonewall after Rahane century
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South Africa resorted to dogged stonewalling in their pursuit of an improbable 481-run victory target after Ajinkya Rahane stroked his second century of the match to tighten India's grip on the fourth and final Test on Sunday.

The hosts declared their second innings on 5-267 half an hour before the lunch break as soon as Rahane (100) became the fifth Indian to score centuries in each innings of a Test match on the penultimate day at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium.

Skipper Hashim Amla led South Africa's extraordinarily dour reply, taking 46 balls to get off the mark as the visitors crawled to 2-72 at stumps after 72 overs of relentless blocking over two dot ball-littered sessions.

Amla was unbeaten after making 23 painstaking runs from 207 balls while AB de Villiers managed 11 off 91 with South Africa still 409 behind the victory target.

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