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.
With cameras all over and cricket umpires watching for ball-tampering, bowlers really have to sweat the small stuff.
Captain AB de Villiers has shown pride in his team after winning the one-day series against Pakistan, hailing a comeback after losing to Sri Lanka.
Having been away from competitive cricket for close to three months, Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn is fit and ready for a long summer of cricket.
A dream debut for Kyle Abbott has left Pakistan reeling at 14 for one and still trailing by 239 runs in the third and final Test in Centurion.
Fear of pain is called agliophobia and fear of speed tachiophobia. The fear of Dale Steyn? That is called common sense.
South Africa moved ever closer to victory as Pakistan were teetering on 104 for four at tea on the third day of the first Test at the Wanderers.
Pakistan crashed to their lowest Test total when they were bowled out for 49 by a South African pace barrage on the second day of their first Test.
The powerful Protea bowling attack cleaned up New Zealand's tail to give South Africa an innings-and-27 run victory over the visitors before.
Veteran Jacques Kallis has moved back into the top spot in the Test rankings for all-rounders in the latest International Cricket Council ratings.
Dale Steyn believes there are better bowlers in world cricket, and it's simply his durability and consistency that have enabled him to rise above.
SA took a one-nil lead in the three-match series against England, beating the hosts by an innings and 12 runs, securing their first win at the Oval.
Dale Steyn took three wickets for eight runs and led the Deccan Chargers to a nine-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander led the offensive on the first day of the Proteas' second Test against New Zealand, bowling them out for 185.
A century from Hashim Amla and six early wickets helped SA rout Sri Lanka by 258 runs in the first of five one-day internationals against Sri Lanka.
According to the International Cricket Council, Jacques Kallis has climbed back to second position in the world rankings for batsmen and all-rounders.
Sri Lanka collapsed to 239 all out shortly after lunch on Thursday in the deciding Test against South Africa at Newlands.
Sri Lanka has pulled off a sensational 208 run victory over South Africa at Kingsmead to level the three-Test series one-all.
South Africa went one-up in the three-Test series, beating Sri Lanka by an innings and 81 runs on day three of the opening Test at SuperSport Park.
South Africa were 389 for nine wickets at the close of the second day of the Test against Sri Lanka. Dale Steyn has now taken 250 Test wickets.