South Africa players have net practice

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Kanpur, Apr 9 (UNI) The visiting South Africa cricket team members had over one-and-a-half hour net practice before the third and final cricket test match scheduled to be played here from April 11.

The team members had arrived from the Landmark Hotel to stadium under tight security.

After net practice, South African team coach John Michael Arthur told newspersons that they were expecting a spinner friendly pitch in Kanpur after winning the second test match at Ahmedabad.

Arthur said they have two spinners, while their pace bowlers would also help much.

Replying to a question of hot weather, he said ''we have played in such weather conditions in Bangladesh and Chennai, so there's nothing to worry.'' He appreciated Indian skipper Anil Kumble, saying ''he is a great player.'' The Indian team would go for net practice later this afternoon.

Meanwhile, two umpires Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and Billy Doctrove (Dominica) inspected the ground and pitch along with curator Shiv Kumar.

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