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Follow, discuss the third India-SA ODI

February 27, 2010 14:32 IST

The series and No 2 ranking in the pocket, India are looking for a rare clean sweep while South Africa have nothing but pride to play for in the third and final One-Day International in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

India have a mixed bag of results at Motera, having won five and lost six -- including the last three -- of their encounters. The home team's last victory came more than seven years ago, in November 2002, against the West Indies.

Curator Dhiraj Parsana has predicted that the wicket will not be a batting paradise like the ones at Jaipur and Gwalior and a score of 260-plus will be a good one to defend.

He also stated that dew fall has been quite heavy which could affect the team bowling second, but added that measures like sprinkling of chemicals on the outfield and usage of ropes to take away the moisture would be tried to reduce the impact.

India Abroad's Bikash Mohapatra is at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Motera posting updates on the third ODI. Follow the latest on the match on Bikash's MyPage!.