Only 30.4 overs were possible before rain arrived and never really went away from Seddon Park. Quinton de Kock made unbeaten 80 while captain AB de Villiers was giving him company. South Africa won 1st ODI by 6 wickets and 2nd ODI by 72 runs.
Khan scored century in both inning, breaking all time Pakistan record before spinners Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah snared 14 wickets between them, scripting strong 221 runs over the numero uno visitors. Full scorecard | Schedule & previous results.
Sri Lankans start off with a practice match against India A at Mumbai before 5 ODIs at Cuttack, Kolkata, Ranchi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
The dispute between WICA and WIPA has curtailed this series. Sri Lankans will now be coming for 5 ODIs early next month.
Indians are lucky to tour Australia just before revisiting to defend their World cup in same conditions couple of months later. Last time in 2011, they lost all four tests. Can 2014 be any better? Also, traditional tri-series in Australia returns with England being the third team.
Schedule : Two tour matches before 1st test at Brisbane from 4th December.
1975 = West Indies, 1979 = West Indies, 1983 = India, 1987 = Australia, 1992 = Pakistan, 1996 = Sri Lanka, 1999 = Australia, 2003 = Australia, 2007 = Australia, 2011 = India. Will we see a new winner in 2015? South Africans, Englishmen and Kiwis will surely be hoping so. World cup returns to Trans-tasman countries Australia and New Zealand after over two long decades.
Format : Same as last time with 14 teams broken into two groups of seven each with top four qualifying for the quarter finals.
Group A = Australia, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Scotland.
Group B = India, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and United Arab Emirates.
Schedule : Starts on 14 February with New Zealand facing Sri Lanka.