Having been knocked out of the 2016 World T20, South Africa and Sri Lanka will find motivation hard to come by when they take on each other in an inconsequential encounter at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi
To put it bluntly, South Africa have not had a great time in international cricket recently. They lost the Tests in India rather embarrassingly, and were even undone at home by England in the same format. While those are rather disappointing results
There was a time in England cricket where Tests were all that mattered for the nation that invented the game. In spite of making three World Cup finals, two of them back-to-back, they never woke up to the potential of one-day cricket.
The Test series may be lost, but South Africa still have pride to play for as they head into the fourth and final Test at Delhi. South Africa came into the Tests having not lost an away series in nearly a decade