Hashim Amla said he wants his team to win the series 3-0    Getty Images
Hashim Amla said he wants his team to win the series 3-0 Getty Images

As a confident South Africa get ready to face hosts Australia in the third and final Test of the series at Brisbane, cricketer Hashim Amla has said that he wants his team to complete with a 3-0 whitewash. South Africa have so far been dominant in the series, winning back to back matches and pocketing the series already with one more match to go and the experienced batsman feels it will be better to finish with a 3-0 than a 2-1 result. South Africa have only one problem at hand and that being the availability of their skipper Faf du Plessis who has been charged with ball tampering by ICC. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hobart

As reported by nine.com.au, Amla said, “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.”

“You can’t take your foot off the gas and you can’t take things for granted. 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.”

He also felt South Africa batsmen need to play with the pink ball as much as possible. “Of course, the main reason is (Adelaide) is a day-night Test match, something that’s very new and exciting for us. 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,” he said.