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Cricket: South Africa just fall short in record run chase in first Test against India

Published on Dec 22, 2013 11:59 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South Africa came within eight runs of completing a world record chase, as the first cricket Test against India at the Wanderers Stadium ended in a draw on Sunday.

The Proteas finished on 450-7 chasing a world record 458 to win on the final day, after Faf du Plessis and A.B. de Villiers both scored second-innings centuries.

Entering the final over, the home side needed 16 runs for victory while the visitors required three wickets.