India lost two wickets in the first two overs of the day after resuming on 57 for two.

Cheteshwar Pujara, without adding to his overnight score of nine, glanced the second ball from Marco Jansen and Keegan Petersen flung himself to his right from leg slip to take an astonishing catch.

Ajinkya Rahane scored a single but then gloved a lifting ball from Kagiso Rabada.

A leaping wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne got the fingertips of his right glove to the ball and Dean Elgar moved quickly from first slip to complete the catch.

With the series at stake, Kohli was even more cautious than in his patient first innings of 79 but he provided the stability while Pant played more expansively in an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 72.

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