SA just short in record run chase

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Faf du Plessis and A.B. de Vil­liers played what cap­tain Graeme Smith de­scribed as “two of the great­est Test in­nings in re­cent times” as South Africa and In­dia fought out an epic draw in the first Test at the Wan­der­ers Sta­dium on Sun­day. Set a world record vic­tory tar­get of 458, South Africa fin­ished eight runs short on 450 for seven af­ter a day of ten­sion and drama. Du Plessis (134) and de Vil­liers (103) shared a fifth wicket part­ner­ship of 205 — a world record for a fifth wicket stand in the fourth in­nings of a Test match.

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