The apprentice and his master didn't so much as quiver at the task. Steadily at first, the pair kept the strike ticking over, far better than Amla and Du Plessis, in fact.
More than a third into the 2015 World Cup's 49 matches, opportunity knocks to judge the five best performances so far...
The World Cup has been going since 1975, with many a memorable moment to consider, but here Nasri Alexander looks back at some of the most stand-out events of the past 40 years.
In the science fiction television series, Star Trek, set in the 24th century, baseball is an obscure sport that nobody plays or watches any more. On current trends, this will be the fate of cricket by the middle of this century.
Peter Miller is in awe of Chris Gayle, after this week's whirlwind World Cup double-century against Zimbabwe in Canberra.