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AB De Villiers will be the man to watch in the third one-day internationalReuters

West Indies will be wondering "what next?" from AB De Villiers when they take on South Africa in the third one-day international in East London on Wednesday.

De Villiers showed just why he is the best batsman in the world at the moment with a ridiculous 149 in 44 balls, with those first 100 runs coming off a mere 31 deliveries – a world record.

It was not just de Villiers, who go in on the action, though, as Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw also cracked tons to post a massive 439 for two in their 50 overs against the beleaguered West Indies.

WI were never in with a shout to chase down the total even with their own ridiculous attacking talent, and that meant a deficit of 2-0 in the five-match ODI series.

West Indies will now need to start the 3rd ODI on a clean slate, forget about the horrors of the Wanderers and move on and play the kind of cricket which won them the T20 series just prior to the ODI matches – easier said than done, of course, because if De Villiers lights up again, then there will be very little any team can do.

"If you want to win the series, for us to stay in the series, we have to show some fight," said Windies coach Shaun Williams.

"We came here to play a full series and there are only two games gone. It's a totally new game tomorrow and what happened in the last game is behind us."

The conditions in East London is expected to be a lot more bowler-friendly than the one at the Wanderers, but as is so often the case in ODIs nowadays, it will be the batsmen who will probably have the biggest say in the match, which means time for the WI batsmen to step up, much like the SA ones did in the last one-dayer.

"It's always good when the senior players lead from the front," added Williams.

While results only carry so much weight at this stage with every match taken as a warm-up to the World Cup, West Indies will know anymore scathing defeats like these and that morale in the camp heading into the WC in Australia and New Zealand will be at an all-time low.

Where to Watch Live

The 3rd ODI match is set to begin at 1.30 pm local time (5 pm IST, 11.30 am GMT) start with live coverage in India on Ten Cricket and Ten HD. The game can also be watched in India via live streaming on Ten Sports Live.

Watch the match in South Africa on SuperSport, while viewers can live stream the action on SuperSport Online. Audience in the Caribbean can catch the match live on SportsMax.

Sky Sports 2 will broadcast the second one-day international live in the UK, while viewers can also watch the match via live streaming online on Sky Go or Watch Sky Sports. Audience in the US can catch the game live on Willow TV or Willow TV Online.

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