Vijay leads the way for India

Blackpool Citizen: South Africa's Jacques Kallis is playing in his final Test match South Africa's Jacques Kallis is playing in his final Test match

India dominated the first day of the final Test against South Africa as only one wicket fell before bad light stopped play in Durban.

Murali Vijay (91 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (58no) held firm after the loss of Shikhar Darwan in the morning session to close on 181 for one early in the third session.

Darwan fell to the bowling of Morne Morkel for 29 after he found the hands of Alviro Peterson when the score had been on 41.

India then navigated the second session without losing another wicket in Durban before the failing light saw umpires Steve Davis and Rod Tucker call an early halt to proceedings in the 61st over.

After reaching 76 for one at lunch, Vijay and Pujara took the total to 163 for one at tea, with the duo only able to add another 18 runs in the day's final session before the overhead conditions intervened.

The match is the last Test for South Africa batsman Jacques Kallis, after the 38-year-old announced on Christmas Day that his 166-Test career will end at the conclusion of this game.

All eyes were on the Proteas veteran, but he had little to do as Vijay and Pujara, who scored 153 before being dismissed by Kallis in the first Test in Johannesburg, piled on the runs.

Kallis bowled seven overs but was unable to make a breakthrough, as the South Africa attacked toiled in the field with little reward.

Dale Steyn almost accounted for Vijay on a couple of occasions in the latter half of the second session, but the Indian duo will return to the crease on Friday at 9.30am local time.

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