South Africa in box seat



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Rishabh Pant hit a brilliant 100 not out for India on a difficult Cape Town pitch, but the match and the series is still in the balance as South Africawent to stumps on 101-2, needing 111 more runs to win the match and take the series. India were all out for 198 in their second innings. South Africamade good progress toward that victory late on day three as Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen put on a 78-run stand after the early loss of opener Aiden Markram. But Elgar was out to an edge down the legside on what turned out to be the last ball of the day to give India renewed hope in its quest to finally win a test series in South Africa.