Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan celebrates Faf Du Plessis\' wicket in the first innings [Reuters] Reuters

India will be gunning for quick wickets to ensure victory as they look to derail South Africa from achieving the set target.

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South Africa will begin day five with 138 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of two wickets. Alviro Petersen (76*) and Faf du Plessis (10*) will walk to the pitch looking to guide the hosts who have a massive target to chase, as they hope to avoid defeat in the first test.

India set a target of 458 for South Africa to chase on day four. Virat Kohli (96) and Cheteshwar Pujara (153) powered the visitors by putting together a partnership of 222 runs for the third wicket.

The world champions strolled to a comfortable 320-run lead by the end of play on day three as the likes of Dale Steyn, J P Duminy could not break through the Indian batting line-up.

However, that was not the only disappointment for South Africa as they lost fast bowler Morne Morkel to a grade 1 ligament tear in his ankle. The injury was a setback for the hosts' most economical bowler in the first innings.

South Africa started day four brightly, with Jacques Kallis dismissing Pujara while Duminy followed that up with Kohli' scalp. After losing the third wicket [Pujara] with 315 runs on the scoreboard, the Indian batting order failed to move on from the setback.

The remaining batsmen could only add 106 runs to the total as the South African bowlers finally cracked through the Indian line up. Vernon Philander and Kallis nabbed three wickets each while Imran Tahir and Duminy got two each to restrict India to 421 runs in the second innings.

With a massive total to chase South Africa began well with Petersen and Graeme Smith (44) forging a partnership of 108 runs for the first wicket. However, the skipper's attempted run was not quick enough as Ajinkya Rahane's direct hit knocked off the bails.

Hashim Amla followed suit misjudging Mohammed Shami's delivery, only for the ball to hit the stumps as he ducked to avoid being hit.

South Africa will hope to ensure they put behind a dismal batting performance from the first innings and maintain the same momentum from where they left on day four. The Proteas need 320 runs more to ensure victory while Indian skipper M S Dhoni will be hoping for the same aggression that his bowlers displayed in the first innings.