South Africa will be determined to bat out the entire day and deny India a victory when play resumes on day five of the fourth and final test in Delhi on Monday.
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The Proteas will resume their second innings on 72 for two, still needing an improbable 409 runs to win, at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium.
Skipper Hashim Amla (23 from 207) and AB de Villiers (11 from 91) will look to continue their dogged resistance.