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Amla wants cricket whitewash in Adelaide

AAP logoAAP 18/11/2016 Roger Vaughan

Bad memories of last summer's cricket struggles have Hashim Amla determined that South Africa show no mercy to the struggling Australians.

Amla wants the tourists to complete a 3-0 series whitewash next week at the day-night Test at Adelaide Oval.

They will prepare for the match with a one dayer against a Victorian XI on Saturday at the MCG, using the pink ball under lights.

Earlier this year, South Africa suffered a 2-1 home Test series loss to England.

"For us it's very important, we've come here on a mission," Amla said on Friday.

"Part of the mission has been accomplished, which is wonderful, but 3-0 sounds better than 2-0 or 2-1 - so it's a big moment for us.

"It means a lot ... we had difficult times last summer and no-one is taking it for granted.

"When you go through difficult times, you appreciate the good times."

Amla said it was crucial that South Africa show the Australians no mercy, but added he took no particular pleasure in the home team's dire circumstances.

"You can't take your foot off the gas and you can't take things for granted," he said.

"I get a lot of joy, enjoying my teammates, the position we are in.

"I take no gratification from the difficulties of others, but as a team, we are really happy and obviously glad that we're 2-0 up.

"But the series is not done in our minds - we have lots to achieve."

The MCG match was originally scheduled over two days, but Amla said it was shortened to give their bowlers more time to recover from this week's resounding second Test win in Hobart.

He said it was important that their batsmen in particular spend as much time as possible facing the pink ball.

"Of course, the main reason is (Adelaide) is a day-night Test match, something that's very new and exciting for us," he said.

"For us to bat in those conditions will hopefully be hugely beneficial."

"I don't know you would like to be in the nets facing our bowlers at the moment.

"It's been a tough ordeal ... maybe with the pink ball, if it does move around a little more in the evenings, it's going to be a lot harder.

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