South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is hoping for a fighting reaction from his team as they go into the final Test against India at Ranchi on Saturday seeking to avoid a series whitewash.
South Africa suffered their heaviest loss to India in the second Test, losing by an innings and 137 runs in Pune last weekend.
“It’s important for us to understand that we have to fight our way out of these last two losses,” Du Plessis said on the eve of the first day yesterday.
“We can’t expect things just to happen. They won’t happen, because India are a very powerful team at the moment. Their record at home is amazing. So for us, it’s just about trying to keep doing the things well and then it’s a matter of time.”