JP Duminy leads Proteas recovery

South Africa's batsman Jean-Paul Duminy, center, plays a shot as India's Virat Kohli, right, looks on during the fourth One Day International cricket match at the St George's stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Friday Jan. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) - JP Duminy's 71 not out helped South Africa recover to 265-7 against India in the crucial fourth one-day international at St. George's Park on Friday.

With India chasing a series-clinching victory, South Africa slumped to 118-5 before Duminy shared successive partnerships of 70 with Johan Botha, 54 with Robin Peterson and 23 with Dale Steyn at the end to rescue the innings.

Duminy hit two fours and a six in a near run-a-ball innings for the Proteas to post a competitive total and keep alive the home team's hopes in the five-match series.

India was on course for an historic win when South Africa lost four wickets for 12 runs, until Duminy led the recovery.

India, which has never won a one-day series vs. South Africa in South Africa, leads the contest 2-1.