Dean Elgar led a defiant South Africa fightback Friday scoring 133 as the tourists reached 292 for five at tea in response to India’s giant first Test total.
Elgar built key stands, including an unbeaten 114 runs with Quinton de Kock, on 69, to thwart the Indian bowling threat in Visakhapatnam.
Elgar and de Kock still need 11 runs to avoid the follow on as they chase India’s 502 for seven declared. The left-handed Elgar, who started the day on 27, reached his hundred with a six off Ravichandran Ashwin in the second session. He also put on 115 runs with skipper Faf du Plessis for the fifth wicket to revive the innings after South Africa lost crucial wickets late Thursday.—APP