South Africa were made to work hard for their runs after electing to bat on day one of the second Test against Australia in Port Elizabeth, but ended it with their highest score of the series to date, closing on 214 for five.
South Africa salvaged some pride in the third and final One-Day International against Pakistan in Centurion. Their bowlers proved too good for the tourists' fragile batting line-up as only Misbah-ul-Haq displayed the necessary skill.
South Africa rested three key players but still romped to victory in the final One-Day International in the UAE. The win gives them the series 4-1 and came courtesy of yet another torrid Pakistan batting performance.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers says he hopes his team can produce another performance like the one they produced against Pakistan and reach the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Needing to win to give themselves a realistic chance of staying in the competition, they defended 234 for nine by bowling out Pakistan for 167 to claim a 67-run victory.