He might have missed out on a hundred but Vijay is satisfied that he made a significant contribution of 97 runs against a quality South African attack.
Kallis, playing his last Test match, was batting at 78 along with nightwatchman Steyn when umpires called for covers in the last session on Day 3.
Vijay, who missed his maiden overseas century by three runs, stitched a 157-run partnership for the second wicket with Pujara in the Durban Test.
Kallis, playing in his 166th and final Test match, joined India's Rahul Dravid, who held 210 catches in 164 matches.
Steyn's six wickets swept the Indian lower order, after which Smith and Petersen got South Africa off to a solid start on a rain-curtailed day.
The former South African batsman questioned Dhawan's technique and said "fast bowlers across the world will find him out".
Pollock said that Kallis had been responsible for taking South African cricket to a new level, as an allrounder and specifically as a batsman.
Pujara comes out of his soft image to remind South Africa how they refused to accept India's challenge at Johannesburg.
India enjoyed supremacy over the top team in the world for four out of five days and still nearly fell to a hurtful defeat.
The pace duo on their return to the team in conducive conditions of South Africa failed to make an impact with the ball.
The Indian skipper also said that an under-performing middle-order was one of the main reasons for his team's pathetic show.
India were once no match to their South African opponents, who won the contest by 134 runs, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in three-match series.
India were crushed by 141 runs in the 1st ODI, with both bowlers and batsmen equally responsible for the defeat.
Cricket South Africa confirmed this after discussions with the government following Mandela's death.
Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg or Centurion could be the three possible venues for the Test series.
Akbaruddin said that the principals met, not once but on several occasions and exchanged views on a whole host of issues, including bilateral relations.
The meeting in Durban marked the first time that the high-profile annual gathering had come to Africa.
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