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Wisden Cricinfo staff
October 6, 2003
Herschelle Gibbs took a full part in South Africa's optional training session today ahead of tomorrow's third ODI against Pakistan at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
Gibbs batted for 15 minutes before being put through a set of exercises by SA's physiotherapist Shane Jabaar. He then returned to the nets to bat for a further 20 minutes, during which he showed no ill-effects from his stomach problem. Gibbs missed the first two matches of the series in Lahore with what the medics described as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. He will undergo a final fitness test shortly before tomorrow's match.
Neil McKenzie also came through training without any problems. He had suffered a back spasm in Friday's eight-run defeat, but did manage to play on Sunday.
Meanwhile the South African squad was bolstered by the arrival of the inform Free State batsman Morne van Wyk, who was called up as batting cover and will be considered for selection for tomorrow's match. van Wyk, 24, has been in rich form - only last week he completed a century and two fifties for South Africa A in their representative matches against the touring Sri Lanka A side.
Pakistan lead the five-match one-day series 2-0. Tomorrow's game at Faisalabad is the only one of the five that does not involve floodlit play.
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