Half-centuries from Hashim Amla and JP Duminy set up South Africa's 48-run over India in the fourth One-Day International in Port Elizabeth that levelled the five-match series at 2-2 with one match to play.
Batting first, South Africa scored 265 for seven and in reply, despite Virat Kohli's unbeaten 87, India closed on 142 for six having been set a revised target of 260 in 42 overs. When play was ended, they needed to have scored 191 to win.
Amla made a fluent 64 in 69 balls for the Proteas while Duminy was unbeaten on 71 in 72 balls. Left-arm spinner Yuvraj Singh returned three wickets but was unable to prevent the home side racking up a winning score.
India's reply started badly as Lonwabo Tsotobe removed openers Rohit Sharma (1) and Rohit Sharma (11) cheaply and then Kohli, who faced 92 balls, could find little support.
The decisive fifth match is at Centurion Park on Sunday 23rd January.
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