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India skipper Virat Kohli goes through a few fielding drillsReuters

India will target a 3-0 series win over South Africa when the two teams meet in the final match of the Freedom Series with the fourth Test in Delhi from Thursday.

The Feroz Shah Kotla is the focus going into this final match, after criticisms poured in left, right and centre following another three-day Test in Nagpur.

While the wicket at the Kotla is not expected to be one that turns square from day one, there is little doubt that it will be attuned to India's strengths, with R Ashwin again targeting another stupendous show.

The difference in this series has been that the India spinners have been a lot better than South Africa's, with neither team's batsmen covering themselves in glory.

Apart from a couple of innings here and there, no batsman has really stepped up in this Test series between India and South Africa, so it will be interesting to see if we will see a special knock in this match in Delhi.

Whether the batsmen perform or not, the only thing that will really concern Virat Kohli, the India Test captain, is a win in his hometown Delhi, which will seal an emphatic 3-0 series victory.

"We have enjoyed playing in this series and putting pressure on the opposition," Kohli said. "In Sri Lanka, we achieved something that wasn't done in the last 23 years and now we have beaten a team that hadn't lost [away] for nine years.

"So, we can pat ourselves on the back for these consecutive historic wins and it is definitely something that will give the team a lot of confidence.

"We want to be ruthless. We are not satisfied with winning the series 2-0. If we have a chance, we want to make it 3-0."

South Africa will want to make it 2-1 in the series, having comprehensively lost the two Tests that went the distance. Had it not been for rain in Bengaluru, it is quite possible the Proteas would have been staring at a series whitewash. However, South Africa are not the best Test team in the world for no reason, and they will want to show why in this match.

"We have the England series coming up very close, so it is very important for us to get back to the winning ways," South Africa captain Hashim Amla said. "Every Test match is very important -- there are no freebies in Test cricket.

"Every match you play for your country, you want to win it. It is very important for us to take it to 2-1 and salvage some pride in the series. We had a successful T20I and ODI series and it would be nice to cap off the tour with a win in the final Test."

Where to Watch Live

Watch all the highlights of day one HERE

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India vs South Africa 4th Test match is scheduled for a 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT, 6 am SAST, 12 am ET) start.

India: TV: Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD3 and Star Sports HD1

Live Streaming links: Starsports online and Hotstar 

South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: TV: SuperSport

Live Streaming: SuperSport Live.

UK: Sky Sports 2

Live Stream: Watch Sky Sports

Middle East and North Africa: TV: OSN Sports

Live stream: OSN Play

US: TV: Willow TV

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