South Africa crushed India by seven wickets in the second Test to even out the three-match series 1-1 here on Thursday.
After two meetings were lost to unremitting precipitation, South Africa, pursuing 240, came out requiring 122 runs for an important success with eight wickets close by.
Captain Dean Elgar drove from the front with an unbeaten 96 off 188 balls to take his group home in 67.4 overs.
The other urgent commitments came from Aiden Markram (31), Rassie van der Dussen (40), Keegan Peterson (28) and Temba Bavuma (23 not out off 45).
India’s bowlers couldn’t remove enough from the surface with Mohammad Shami getting the main wicket to fall on the day.
The third and last Test starts in Cape Town from January 11.
India 202 and 266.
South Africa 202 and 243/3 in 67.4 overs. (Senior member Elgar 96 not out Rassie van der Dussen 40; Mohammad Shami 1/55).