Vernon Philander was instrumental in bowling out Australia for 85 with a splendid five-wicket haul following which South Africa managed to take a 86-run at stumps on day one of the second Test in Hobart.
Kagiso Rabada completed yet another five-wicket haul as South Africa dismissed Australia for 361 runs in the final innings and claimed a 177-run victory on the final day of the first Test in Perth to go 1-0 up in the series.
After Vernon Philander and Quinton de Kock scored fluent half-centuries to set a target of 539 runs, Kagiso Rabada's three-wicket haul restricted Australia to 169 for four at stumps on day four of the first Test in Perth.
After a fabulous bowling performance that restricted Australia to 244 in their first innings, South Africa managed to stretch their lead to 102 runs with eight wickets in hand at stumps on day two of the first Test in Perth.
Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets between them to restrict South Africa to 242 in their first innings following David Warner played a blinder of a knock to take Australia to 105 for naught at stumps on day one of the first Test in Perth.
A combined destructive performance from the South African bowlers dismissed Cricket Australia XI for just 103 after which Rilee Rossuw scored a breezy 77 at stumps on day two with the tour game in Adelaide ended in a draw.
Led by a blistering century from Quinton de Kock and a calm 97 from JP Duminy, South Africa scored 415 runs before they were dismissed at stumps on day one of the tour game against Cricket Australia XI.