After losing their first wicket in a five over period before lunch, Hashim Amla and Temba Bavuma came out in determined fashion as they kept out the Indian bowlers with the victory target of 481 clearly out of reach.
Amla faced 113 balls for just 6 runs scored while Bavuma made his way to 30 off 104 balls.
Earlier in the day, Ajinkya Rahane scored his second century of the match as India declared on 267/5 in their second innings.
India made 334 in their first innings, while South Africa could only manage 121 in reply. India lead the four-match series 2-0.
SA began their quest to draw the fourth Test against India blocking their way to 40/1 from 39 overs at tea on Sunday.
Original source: Proteas block way to 40/1 at tea