South Africa needed less than three days to complete an utterly convincing innings-and-81-run win over Sri Lanka in the opening Test at Centurion Park.
They extended their first innings to 411 as Mark Boucher hit 65 before Vernon Philander's fourth five-wicket haul in three matches dismissed Sri Lanka for 150.
The touring Sri Lankans lost one day of their tour game against a South African Invitational XI before Dilhara Fernando took four wickets and Tharanga Paranavitana scored a century as the match was drawn.
After no play was possible on the opening day, the South Africans were bowled out for 357 and Sri Lanka closed on 207 for three in reply.
Uncapped Nashua Titans fast bowler Marchant de Lange has been named in South Africa's 13-man Test squad to take on Sri Lanka from 15th December at Centurion Park.
Opening batsman Alviro Petersen also returns to the squad as JP Duminy, Paul Harris and Lonwabo Tsotsobe make way from the party that played Australia earlier this year.
An ankle injury has ruled Sri Lankan pace bowler Suranga Lakmal out of the Test series in South Africa in another blow to the injury-ravaged tourists.
He joins Dammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara, Shaminda Eranga and Prasanna Jayawardene on an injury list that is hampering Sri Lanka as they search for a first Test win since the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan.
Experienced batsman Thilan Samaraweera has been given an unexpected recall to Sri Lanka's Test squad to tour South Africa after the selectors extended the touring party to 17 players.
Samaraweera, 35, was dropped following a poor series against Australia but returns to bolster a batting line-up that failed to perform consistently against Pakistan during a recent 1-0 series defeat in the United Arab Emirates.
All-rounders Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson have undergone scans in Johannesburg to assess the extent of injuries that they picked up during the econd and final Test against South Africa.
Johnson was able to bat on despite injuring the big toe on his left foot, helping Australia take a series-levelling two-wicket win, while Watson was unable to bowl after aggravating a hamstring injury on the first day.
Spinner Ajantha Mendis returns from injury and Dilhara Fernando has been handed a recall to Sri Lanka's 16-man squad to play three Test matches in South Africa.
Fernando's inclusion comes after a host of players were ruled out through injury and there are places in the squad for all-rounder Tissera Perera and opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne.
Brad Haddin shared half-century partnerships with Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson before debutant Patrick Cummins hit the winning runs to edge Australia to a series-squaring two-wicket win over South Africa on the last day of the second and final Test in Johannesburg.
Haddin's ninth half-century - and third against South Africa - ensured Australia were able to hit back following a five-wicket defeat in the opening Test as they closed on 310 for eight.
West Indies and South Africa maintained its unbeaten runs in the ICC Womenâ€™s World Cup Qualifier 2011 (WWCQ) in Dhaka as the sides won both of its final rounds of group matches at the tournament.
By virtue of topping its groups the two sides have now qualified for the ICC Womenâ€™s World Cup 2013 and have also retained its ODI statuses.
Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris's tour of South Africa is over after he was ruled out of the second and final Test due to a hip injury.
He was unable to prove his fitness and lost his place in the team to debutant Patrick Cummins.
Left-hand batsman David Warner has been called up to Australia's squad for the second and final Test against South Africa after Shaun Marsh was ruled out with a back injury.
Marsh did not take the field during South Africa's innings in the opening game at Cape Town and batted down the order after suffering a back spasm.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking at South Africa's remarkable come-from-behind eight-wicket win over Australia in the first Test in Cape Town.
A host of records were broken during the game, which saw both sides dismissed for under 100 runs - Australia managing just 47 and South Africa 96 - and debutant Vernon Philander taking eight wickets to carry home the man of the match award.
Twin centuries from Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla completed a remarkable come-from-behind eight-wicket victory for South Africa on the third day of the first Test against Australia in Cape Town.
Amla scored an aggressive 112 in 134 balls while Smith reached his 23rd century to draw the scores level before hitting the winning run to end an incredible Test.
Fluent half-centuries from top order batsmen Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh enabled the touring Australians to beat South Africa A by seven wickets with a day to spare of their warm-up game in Potchefstroom.
Watson made 77 in 73 balls and Marsh was unbeaten on 73 in 87 as the tourists made short work of their target to close on 214 for three in 40.4 overs.
England Women completed an unbeaten tour of South Africa with a seven-wicket victory in the third and final Twenty20 International in Potchrfstroom.
After the second game in the three-match series was washed out, they added a 2-0 series win to a 3-0 One-Day International series win earlier this month.
The second Twenty20 International between England Women and South Africa Women was abandoned due to rain.
South Africa made 110 for eight from their 20 overs as Laura Marsh took three for 19 while England reached 15 without loss in 2.2 overthe weather prevented any further play.
Michael Hussey's unbeaten 45 guided Australia to a three-wicket win in the decisive third and final One-Day International against South Africa in Durban.
The left-hander helped the tourists overhaul a target of 223 and clinched the series by hitting Morne Morkel for a six over midwicket.
England Women made it four wins out of four since arriving in South Africa with a seven-wicket victory in the first Twenty20 International in Potchefstroom.
Despite Alison Hodgkinson hitting 51 as the hosts scored 128 for six, England reached their target with something to spare, a half-century from Sarah Taylor setting them on course to clinch the win with 17 balls remaining.