Australia's victory in Sydney was fired by a spectacular maiden one-day international century from Glenn Maxwell, who helped Australia to 376-9.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes is to be laid to rest on Wednesday and his one-day international number retired, as raw emotion grips the team.
Expect fireworks and sledging in the ODI series between two of the top cricket teams in the world.
Every opportunity to play at the iconic Australian stadiums should be consumed voraciously, even if in lesser formats and with far less at stake.
The pre-tournament favourites have put on a dismal display in Bangladesh in their fifth unsuccessful World Twenty20 campaign.
Australian opener David Warner helped the national team's triumph over SA when he clubbed two sixes and five fours in his aggressive knock.
Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test - skipper Graeme Smith's final game.
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers helped the Proteas to 71 for four, at stumps on day four of the third Test against Australia.
After claims that the Proteas tampered with the ball in the second Test, Australia's David Warner has gone to lunch with an unbeatn half-century.
The Proteas' manager says David Warner's accusations that SA tampered with the ball in their last Test win are "disappointing and discouraging".
Graeme Smith had an ominous warning for the Australians after the Proteas crushed the visitors by 231 runs in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
When Australia's Mitchell Johnson is flustered, he bowls "a pile of junk". It's too bad that bowling out SA calms him down, writes Neil Manthorp.
Following Australia's win over the Proteas at the weekend, Graeme Smith has downplayed SA's under-performance, saying the wicket aided Aussie's win.
The subtle influence of genial coach Darren Lehmann has seen old-fashioned values unite the Australian cricket team and charm the selectors.
In an upcoming tour of SA, batsman David Warner says Australia aim to use the same intimidatory approach on the Proteas that unravelled England.
A rampant Australia sealed a 5-0 Ashes series sweep by skittling England out for 166 to claim a 281-run victory on Sunday.
Australia thumped England by 381 runs in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match Ashes series.
Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has taken a swipe at Mickey Arthur, referring to the former Test coach as insecure and saying he set back the Aussie team.
Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has lashed out at against racist comments directed at Muslim leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed.