Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada picked four wickets apiece as South Africa dismissed Sri Lanka for 110 runs in their first innings and later stretched their lead to 317 runs at stumps on day two of the second Test in Cape Town.
Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon shared seven wickets between them as Australia managed to wrap Pakistan for 163 in the final innings and secure an innings victory in the second Test in Melbourne, thereby claiming the series 2-0.
After Steven Smith completed yet another century, rain lashed out at Melbourne Cricket Ground washing out the entire final session and halting Australia's progress at 465 for six at the end of day four of the second Test.
David Warner's brisk just about run-a-ball 144-run knock and Khawaja's gritty unbeaten 95 helped Australia to put up a strong response to Pakistan's 443 as the host trailed by only 165 runs with eight wickets in hand on day three of the Melbourne Test match.
Australian speedster Jackson Bird revealed that he does not have any specific plan to target Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq after his success against the veteran batsman in the recently concluded Brisbane Test.
Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower insisted that skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is not concerned about his low run of scores in the recent games and is backing the veteran to make an impact in the remaining two Tests against Australia.
Australian opening batsman Matt Renshaw stated that he is keen to play his first game at Melbourne Cricket Ground against Pakistan in the second game of the series which also is incidentally the Boxing Day Test.
Ravindra Jadeja starred with the ball as he registered a seven-wicket haul spinning a web around the England batsmen and dismissed the visitors for 207 to register an innings victory for India in the fifth and final Test in Chennai.