South Africa opener, Temba Bavuma, believes the batsmen have the resolve and temperament to save the fourth Freedom Test match against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Monday. The Proteas will have to withstand at least 90 overs on the final day with eight wickets in hand, but will hold on to the belief after Hashim Amla (23 off 207 balls) and AB de Villiers (11 off 91 balls) absorbed the pressure to see out stumps on day four. Most of the remaining batsmen are all familiar with the patience and attrition required for a match-saving ‘blockathon’, and will need to curb their natural attacking instincts to pull off what would go down as one of the most famous heists in South Africa’s history. Bavuma, who is opening for the first time in his 80-match first-class career, was at the crease for 43 overs for his 117-ball 34, and along with his encouraging 22 in the first innings, has shown potential qualities to make the opening slot his own. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs South Africa 2015 4th Test at Delhi

According to PTI, Bavuma believes that his skipper Hashim Amla has set the benchmark on how to survive as they managed to sustain the pressure put by Indian spinners on the fourth day of the final cricket Test. Amla’s dogged unbeaten 23 off 207 balls took South Africa to 72 for 2 in 72 overs as the visitors look to avoid the ignominy of a 3-0 series defeat. Asked if they have managed to rattle the in-form Indian spinners, 25-year-old Bavuma replied, “I wouldn’t say rattled, but we have managed to sustain the pressure that they put on us. In all fairness, this wicket was better than all the other three wickets. I didn’t play in the other three matches but from the side, this one was better. We have managed to hold them back and hopefully tomorrow we can carry on with the same.” Hashim Amla has set new benchmarks for survival, says Temba Bavuma