Elgar received a standing ovation from local fansat Centurion after 185-run knock against India

Standing Ovation 

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Before the series began, Dean Elgar, the South African cricketer, announced his retirement from international duty 

Retirement Announcement 

Elgar fell short of a double century, but his impactful innings played a crucial role in South Africa's commanding position in the match. 

Missed Double Century

He partnership with Marco Jansen played a pivotal role in helping South Africa establish a commanding lead in the first innings 

Partnership with Marco Jansen 

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Elgar's impressive knock was brought to an end by Shardul Thakur, adding a notable moment to the Indian bowler's performance. 

Shardul Thakur's Dismissal 

The Proteas' total of 403/8 and their lead of 158 runs reflected their dominance in the match, putting them in the driver's seat. 

South Africa's Dominance 

If South Africa wins the contest, it would thwart India's aspiration of securing a series win on South African soil, a milestone they have never achieved. 

India's Unfulfilled Aspiration 

KL Rahul's eighth century in the format on Day 2 was a pivotal moment for India, rescuing them from a precarious position 

KL Rahul's Ton