Having already lost the four-Test series 0-2 with first and third matches getting over within three days, and second game being washed out, South Africa will play for pride here in the fourth and last Test, commencing on Thursday.
"We have had a look at the pitch. We are playing in India and we expect pitches to turn. This one looks like to go on for more than three days. We are happy with what we saw. Like every other pitch, we are happy to play on what we are provided with. But we have not played good cricket yet, so we are determined to put up a good performance," Birrell, a former chief coach of the Ireland national team, said.
Birrell was graceful to admit that they were 'outplayed' by the home team. Look it is beyond India. Quite a few Test matches are ending in three days. I mean the D/N pink ball Test (between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide) did not go full distance. There are very few draws with T20 cricket. Runs are coming a lot quicker. I won't say whether it is good or bad.
"Every nation wants to win a Test series. India have won a series and they have outplayed us. No complaints. We are looking forward to trying and outplaying them," said the former leg-spinner.

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