As the tri-series begins, the value of international cricket fixtures is coming under closer scrutiny.
New Zealand's Martin Guptill became the latest batsman to make Cricket World Cup history with an innings of 237 not out in a total of 393-6.
Amid the excitements and plot twists of the pool stage of the Cricket World Cup, a small but compelling drama has played out off-stage.
Captain AB de Villiers took his team to a sterling victory against the West Indies, with his 162 from a mere 66-ball knock.
The South African captain brought the Protea Fire with a record-breaking 64-ball 150, which is the fastest in One Day International history.
Chris Gayle lifted the West Indies to 372-2 against Zimbabwe in a Pool B match at the Cricket World Cup.
The West Indies gained their first win in the five-match cricket ODI series after they looked doomed to defeat several times.
The Proteas ODI captain's knock of 149 of 44 balls was a combination of the two factors, and he won't try and repeat it in the next game.
AB de Villiers led his side to a comfortable 61-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over West Indies in their one-day international match in Durban on Friday.
West Indies's batting order fell apart as the Proteas, taking the last six wickets in 13 runs, proved why South Africa was on top internationally.
South Africa's Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers notched up an unbeaten 70-run stand to leave the Proteas well-placed in the second Test at Newlands.
More than ever, international cricket needs the team to take its place among the best once again.
Forty years ago, West Indies cricket and reggae music launched a dual assault on the citadels of the West.
Four missed wicket chances have allowed the Proteas to build up steam, heading into the tea break with just one wicket lost.
Makhaya Ntini is SA's second-highest wicket taker, but Dale Steyn is looking good to take that record, and Ntini says he welcomes it.
More than ever, international cricket needs the Caribbean team to take its place among the best once again.
The Caribbean team dream of past glory but recent history gives a brutal picture of the challenge they face.
India – and money – dictates the game, which is going to bite those who so readily sold out.
New Zealand's cricket team has taken a hold of the third Test by wiping out the West Indies second innings inside one session.