Ross Taylor scored a monumental 290 in Perth. The New Zealander broke the century-old record score for batsmen visiting Australia.
Test specialists have been sent to South Africa well ahead of the start of the two-match series on December 18 at Johannesburg to help them get acclimatised to the trying conditions.
Amit Mishra bowled just one over against Kandurata Maroons but Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan says he knew the spinner should be used more.
In the recently concluded bilateral series against Zimbabwe though, Ravindra Jadeja could not manage too many wickets but was frugal in terms of economy rate. He took 5 wickets in 5 matches at 34.40 and economy of 3.51. Amit Mishra was the star in that series with 18 wickets at 11.61 and economy of 4.40.
India have won eight successive games this year - one vs West Indies, two vs Sri Lanka followed by five vs Zimbabwe in the just concluded series.
Under Virat Kohli's captaincy, India recorded their first-ever five-match ODI series whitewash on foreign soil after they thrashed Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the final match at Bulawayo.
Mishra's personal best of 6/48 in 8.5 overs on Saturday took his series tally to 18, equalling the record held by compatriot Javagal Srinath.
After Amit Mishra took six wickets as Zimbabwe folded for 163 in 39.5 overs, India rode on Rahane's fifty and Jadeja's 48 not out to complete the whitewash.
Chasing 145 for victory, Rohit Sharma (64) and Suresh Raina (65) ensured that India reached the target with nine wickets to spare. India lead the five-match series 4-0.
Amit Mishra has nine wickets in the series against Zimbabwe from the first three ODIs. The spinner is ecstatic, especially with his rich haul of 4 for 47 in the third match.