Spinners gets India early breakthrough as picked up two wickets, reduce SA to 32 for 2 at stump, to need 278-runs to more to win.
Ashwin and Jadeja get rid of South African opener van Zyl and night watchman Imran Tahir cheaply on the opening day of the third Test against South Africa in Nagpur on Wednesday
Indications are however, that the series will only see limited-overs matches, with three ODIs and two Twenty20s from Dec 20 to Jan 3.
Injured Dale Steyn unlikely to be fit for the Nagpur Test.
The rain-ravaged second Test between India and South Africa ended in a dreary draw in Bangalore on Wednesday after play was washed out for a fourth consecutive day.
South Africa were a day closer to saving the Test after play on fourth day was called off at 14.30.