There won't be any respite for the Indian batsmen as South Africa's numero uno fast bowler Dale Steyn looked fit and set to go out all guns blazing at Virat Kohli and Co, when the two teams meet in the cricket World Cup group league match here on Sunday.
South Africa`s reputation as cricketing `chokers` has become a dressing room joke, they say, and there has been nothing spluttering about their build-up as they head to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in confident mood.
West Indies can look forward to more favourable batting conditions for the second test in Port Elizabeth on Friday as they look to overcome the mental scars of collapsing on Pretoria`s seamer-friendly strip.
Quinton de Kock, South Africa`s rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies.
Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings at the close of play on day three of the opening test on Friday.