Can the visiting side go on with the job and complete a 3-0 sweep of the series?
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South Africa has shown its hand for the third and final one-day international against Pakistan but releasing number one fast bowlers Dale Steyn and all-rounder Jacques Kallis.
Steyn has a mild left side strain while Kallis, who made his comeback to the 50-over format at the start of the series, has a badly sprained joint on the little finger of his right hand.
The pair were released from the squad for the final match against Pakistan, who are aiming for a 3-0 sweep, as a precautionary measure so they could be in “prime condition,” for the upcoming series against India, according to team manager Mohammad Moosajee.
South Africa are in the midst of a busy limited-overs programme which includes 11 ODIs and four T20s in the space of six weeks and it seems to be taking its toll on some players.
Morne Morkel, who did not play the previous ODI and was also rested from one of the T20s, or Vernon Philander are the candidates to replace Steyn.
Pakistan has enjoyed one of its best ever tours to South Africa, with the only local win coming back on November 20 when the Proteas won by four-runs via the Duckworth Lewis method.
Since then Pakistan has won the the next three games by six-runs, 23 runs and a lone-run, as the home side continues to struggle to bat second in limited overs games.
Check out the thrilling final two overs of the second ODI where Pakistan held on to win by one-run.