South Africa skipper Jacques Kallis said the five-over batting power play will prove crucial during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
South Africa beat India convincingly by 90 runs in an inconsequential third and final ODI. India won the three-match series 2-1.
South African captain Jacques Kallis won the toss and elected to bat against India in the third and final ODI at Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
Gary Kirsten doesn't believe in resting on his laurels. While he's proud of India finishing the season as No. 1 Test side and No. 2 in the ODIs, he hasn't lost sight of the areas India need to sort out .
The series as well as the number two spot in ICC rankings in their grasp, India would aim for a rare clean sweep while South Africa have nothing but pride to play for in their third and final One-dayer.
Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday jumped three places to third in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings after his record-breaking double-century against South Africa.
A pavilion at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium, where Sachin Tendulkar rewrote the history by becoming the first cricketer to score a double century in ODI, would be named after little master.
Milestone man Sachin Tendulkar and explosive opener Virender Sehwag were rested while Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay and Karnataka speedster Abhimanyu Mithun were on Thursday included in the Indian squad for Saturday's third and final one-dayer against South Africa in Ahmedabad.
Tendulkar became the first batsman in the history of one day games to score 200 runs when he scored 200 not out in this game. It was an improvement over his 186 not out against New Zealand at Hyderabad on Nov 05, 99.
Sachin Tendulkar said he sensed he could be the first batsman to hit an ODI double century only after he had reached 175 in the 2nd ODI against South Africa.