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Proteas fight hard to keep series hopes alive

The Proteas have two and half days to win the match batting last on the testing Nagpur wicket.

Proteas' batman Hashim Amla, makes a run during the Test against India. Picture: CSA Facebook

CAPE TOWN - The Proteas commenced their battle on the third day as they hope for a win to stay in the series.

If they lose, it will be the first time South Africa loses a Test series away from home since 2006.

The Proteas have two and half days to win the match batting last on the testing Nagpur wicket.

Captain Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis are at the forefront of the fight.

LUNCH, Day 3: SA 105/4.

This session: 31 overs, 73 runs, 2 wickets, RR 2.35.

#ProteaFire #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/Detbfl2jKD

The Proteas are chasing 310 and Ravi Ashwin claiming the wickets of Dean Elgar for 18, Stiaan van Zyl for 5 and AB de Villiers for 9.

Night watchman Imran Tahir was taken for 8 off an Amit Mishra delivery.