Sri Lanka handed England their third defeat of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, while Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe to get their campaign back on track.
A record-breaking partnership of 256 between David Miller and JP Duminy led South Africa to a 62-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday.
South Africa outclassed Pakistan with a commanding nine wicket win in the first Twenty20 international in Dubai.
Pakistan's wily spinners gave a masterclass in slow bowling to bamboozle South Africa's batting lineup and lead their side to a 66-run victory.
South Africa's seven-year unbeaten away record has remained intact with an innings and 92-run win over Pakistan in the second and final Test.
On the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan, Imran Tahir's five-wicket haul has given the Proteas an early advantage.
The Proteas say they were outplayed by Pakistan after they suffered a seven-wicket defeat after tea on the fourth day.
World number one South Africa will hold most of the aces against an erratic Pakistan when the teams open a two-Test series from Monday.
A world-record third-wicket partnership between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers set the foundation for South Africa's 34-run victory over Pakistan.
The South African seam attack stepped up to the plate in the absence of the two top bowlers, said Proteas captain AB de Villiers on Sunday.
South African test team aims at nothing but victory over Pakistan.
South Africa suffered their worst defeat in Twenty20 cricket when Pakistan walloped them by 95 runs in their T20 international in Centurion on Sunday.
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.
While the third Test between SA and Pakistan is a dead rubber, no extra motivation is required for the players, says Proteas' coach Gary Kirsten.
Anxiety by their middle order caused Pakistan to collapse in their second innings and give SA a 2-0 lead in the Test, says captain Misbah-ul-Huq.
Three quick wickets before lunch kept South Africa in the hunt on day four of the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands, Cape Town, on Sunday.
The Proteas have fought back on the third morning of the second test against Pakistan scoring 109 runs in for the loss of just two wickets.
When Pakistan were rolled over for 49 at the Wanderers many an eyebrow was raised – although not by those who watched the events unfold live.
Dale Steyn's career-best bowling figures has propelled South Africa to a comprehensive 211-run victory over Pakistan at the Wanderers.