Shami's five-wicket haul guides India to victory in 3rd Test
Elgar and Amla fended off the Indian bowlers, who operated with probing line and length. Both the batsmen showed a lot of courage and patience, backing their defensive technique to the hilt.
Elgar, though was not as technically solid as Amla, managed to survive with a chanceless innings. The left-hander got a grip of how the pitch was behaving and continued to accumulate runs. He absorbed the pressure well and registered his 10th fifty in Test cricket.
Amla, as usual, batted with his quality, waiting for the bad deliveries to punish. The pair showed their resolve and good temperament to stretch the partnership. Elgar continued to hang in there, holding the fort fo the hosts.
Amla, known for his compact technique, completed his 37th Test fifty before flicking a harmless delivery from Ishant Sharma to a diving Hardik Pandya at short midwicket. With the end of the 119-run stand, South Africa were 117 short of the target.