Aiming to win their first ever World Cup knockout, the Proteas bowlers removed both openers inside the first five overs against Sri Lanka.
A record unbeaten 256-run fifth wicket partnership laid the foundation for the Proteas' opening victory of the Cricket World Cup.
Dale Steyn and JP Duminy led South Africa to a two-run win over Group One rivals New Zealand at the World Twenty20 championship.
JP Duminy has taken some of the gloss off South Africa's brilliant opening day in the first Test against Australia with an injury scare.
A fourth-wicket stand of 90 between Jacques Kallis and JP Duminy guided South Africa to a comfortable seven-wicket win over England.
It seems peculiar that a mountain-climbing polar explorer should make such a material difference to winning a cricket Test series.
Gary Kirsten and AB de Villiers are breathing life into the Proteas' ODI squad with their refreshing approach to the game.
In an improved performance, Sri Lanka set the Proteas a target of 267 in the third one-day international in Bloemfontein.
Half-centuries from Hashim Amla and JP Duminy have led South Africa to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second ODI at Buffalo Park.
In contrast to their performances at the start of Australia's tour, the second ODI on Sunday shwoed that SA's batsmen are finding their feet at last.
AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn have been named in the ICC ODI team of the year, while Hashim Amla has been nominated for player of the year.
JP Duminy's sparkling effort helped propel SA into the quarterfinals of the Cricket World Cup with a crushing 131-run win over Ireland on Tuesday.
AB de Villiers' unbeaten 107 powered South Africa to a seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in a World Cup Group B match on Thursday.
South Africa on Monday added batsman JP Duminy and left-arm fast bowler Wayne Parnell to their squad for the second Test.
South Africa powered to a clean sweep of their ODI series with West Indies, when they won the final match by one wicket on Thursday.
The Proteas' laid-back selectors have their work cut out for them.
The Indian league starts its third season with a promise of even more gimmicks and excessive amounts of money, writes Firdose Moonda.
The scenic town of Paarl is braced for a night to remember when the MTN40 semifinal between the Cape Cobras and the Warriors takes place on Friday.