India made a brilliant comeback to beat South Africa by 63 runs in the third and final Test at Johannesburg on Saturday. Mohammed Shami was the star bowler for the visiting side as he ran through South Africa's batsmen in the second session. He ended the second innings with figures of 5/28. Needing 241 runs for a win, South Africa were all-out for 177 runs on the fourth day of the Test. Dean Elgar was the lone warrior for his side as the Proteas batsmen fell like a pack of cards in the session post tea. With this win, India lost the series 1-2 after the hosts had wrapped up the series earlier winning the previous two Tests. The hosts were cruising towards victory but the post tea session worked wonders for India. From 124/2 to 177/10, South Africa scripted a mammoth collapse. (SCORECARD)
Earlier, the first session of Day 4 saw South Africa on top after Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar remained unbeaten. They both weathered the initial storm as the Indian pacers failed to get any breakthrough. Both the batsmen stitched a 62-run partnership as the hosts were 67/1 before going for lunch. Amla especially played some sublime shots aided by poor bowling by the Indian bowlers. Elgar also chipped in with his patient knock.