South Africa 269-6 (90 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
So Kohli did well to stick to his guns and refrain from going for the new ball and that paid dividends in the end.
What once looked like the Proteas were going to end the day at 350, India did well to peg them back.
The third session proved the most fruitful for the visitors with four wickets as their fielding also worked wonders with the two run-outs.
Du Plessis and Maharaj will take strike on Day 2 as they look to add to the total.
Bumrah now replaces Ashwin at the other end and he peppers Maharaj with short deliveries.
Maharaj then picks a single down the leg side.
Du Plessis then plays the ball down for a single.
A full toss to end the day's play that Maharaj safely sees off.
Ishant is back in the attack, replacing Bumrah and that is a maiden.
The last three overs have produced just six runs.
Bumrah and Ashwin have kept the pressure on the Proteas batsmen.