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India will want to bat South Africa out of the game on day threeRon Gaunt/BCCI/Sportzpics

With a big 213-run first innings lead, India's plan on Day 3 of the fourth Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi will be to score as many runs as possible.

Having bowled South Africa out for 121 to end day two of this fourth Test match, India are in a position to call the shots, and those shots will probably come raining down on Saturday.

South Africa were poor, and then some, with the bat, showing a complete lack of fight, and with it handing India a massive advantage.

Of course, that advantage might not have been as big as it is now if it were not for a brilliant hundred from Ajinkya Rahane, who put his home troubles behind him completely to compile a brilliant 127.

"It is my first Test century in India and it has helped the team get into a good position," Rahane told BCCI's official website. "Our bowlers did extremely well to get us to the position we are in.

"This knock gives me a lot of satisfaction because it has taken the team where it is in this Test match.

"I was very determined to score big in this innings. I was batting well throughout the series but I didn't spend much time at the wicket, which was the key.

"I made a conscious effort here to take my time initially and not rush into my shots. The patience that I showed during those first 30-35 runs benefitted me a lot throughout the rest of the innings."

With Rahane batting at No.5, India will hope the right-hander will only be needed to add a few quick runs on day three.

This situation is tailor-made for Shikhar Dhawan, not having the greatest of times with the bat, to express himself a little and get that willow of his working. With such a big lead comes a release of pressure, and that might just be what Dhawan needs to get out of his little rut.

India will want to build a big lead and bat South Africa out of the game, with plenty of time still left in the match. It will be up to the South Africa bowlers to try and bowl the hosts out as quickly as possible and with it, hopefully, get some confidence back into their batsmen, who have been extremely disappointing in this series so far.

Where to Watch Live

Watch the Highlights of Day 3 HERE

India vs South Africa 4th Test, Day 3 is scheduled for a 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT, 6 am SAST, 12 am ET) start. Live coverage of the Test match in India will be on Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD3 and Star Sports HD1. The match can also be watched via live streaming online on Starsports online and Hotstar .

OSN Sports and OSN Play (live stream) will broadcast the third Test match in the Middle East and North Africa live. Viewers in South Africa can watch the Test match live on SuperSport, with the online live stream option on SuperSport Live.

Audience in the US can watch India vs South Africa 4th Test match live on Willow TV, and the action can also live streamed on Willow TV online. Sky Sports 2 is the place to be to watch India vs South Africa live in the UK, with the live streaming online option on Watch Sky Sports.

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