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.
SA inflicted more pain on Pakistan after declaring with a lead of 479 and taking a wicket before lunch on the third day of the first Test.
A sublime unbeaten 145 by Kane Williamson has led New Zealand to a 27-run victory over the Proteas.
Australia struck two blows with the wickets of Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla to have SA in deep trouble in their chase to win the second Test.
After a stellar day with the bat on Sunday, Jacques Kallis declared himself ready to play his part with the ball against Australia.
Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla were dismissed after completing centuries on Sunday but SA remained in control after reaching 434 for seven.
South Africa's batsmen got valuable time at the crease ahead of the Test after their match against Australia A petered out to a draw on Sunday.
Australia's ageing batsman Ricky Ponting says he's put himself through a gruelling training regime to be ready to face South Africa.
Former champions India beat SA by one run but still crashed out of the T20 as Pakistan went through to the semifinals by virtue of a higher run rate.
England include the seam-bowling all-rounder for the first Test against South Africa at The Oval.
Martin Guptill and Daniel Flynn battled hostile pace bowling to guide New Zealand to 65 for no loss at the close of play on the third day on Sunday.
Rain ended any chance of a result in the first Test between SA and New Zealand but Ross Taylor's team may have come away with a hint of confidence.
South Africa beat New Zealand by five wickets in the third one-day international on Saturday, sweeping the series 3-0.
Despite losing the third Test in Cape Town on Friday, and the series, Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan was still smiling.
The Proteas left Durban on Saturday hoping to put the Kingsmead curse behind them and start 2012 with a home series win against Sri Lanka.
Marchant de Lange says he followed the advice of an injured Vernon Philander and kept it simple as he emulated the dream start to his Test career.
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.
At the start of the World Cup South Africa captain Graeme Smith finally snapped when he was asked yet again about his team's reputation for choking.
South Africa have two bowlers among the top 10 leading wicket takers at the World Cup -- and neither of them is Morne Morkel or Dale Steyn.
SA captain Graeme Smith said his team was on the right track to go all the way in the World Cup after an impressive demolition of Bangladesh.