The weather has conspired against the South African cricket team, which needs to show the world they can do better after recent games against India.
The fate of Gauteng rests with the gods and Facebook was built for baby pics, writes Hansie Smit.
Proteas must work the ball into hard-to-reach gaps, no matter where it is bowled by India.
Circumstances forced the team to break away from its winning formula, with a surprising start.
As the game’s longer format sheds TV viewers, it’s useful to look back on five epic SA-India series
Despite a tense political backdrop, the SA team is drawing superb ODI performances out of its hat.
Celebrating victory or graciously accepting defeat, the legend doesn’t ever let the pressure get to him.
The country has undergone massive changes for the better since South Africa's first tour in 1991.
How can it ever hope to challenge the Big Three when it can't resolve a squabble over a TV fee?
As odd as the timing of their tour to South Africa may be, New Zealand and the Proteas are seizing the opportunity to play.
His coach called him a land-locked surfer and weened him off sugary drinks. He has just taken his 400th Test wicket.
It's as vital for the cricketing 'gods' to invest in veteran players as it is to motivate the young guns.
Clive Rice got black armbands and tributes but Nico van Oordt, a soldier for nonracism, was largely forgotten.
The extremely talented youngster has found out that everyone needs to listen to advice.
The absence of Biff, Jakes and new dad AB is being acutely felt on tour, but the squad's young blood gives hope.
The Proteas were deservedly punished for their nonchalant approach to the Bangladesh ODIs.
But by bringing AB de Villiers home the real losers are Bangladesh's cricket lovers.
Strong batsmen prepared to force the pace on sluggish tracks can be rewarded, but "accumulators" looking for singles in T20 cricket sink quickly.
With Bangladeshi cricket on the rise, victory for the visiting South Africans is by no means assured.