The skipper of the Proteas, AB de Villiers, got back his form with an aggressive fifty while Hashim Amla supported his with a half century as they beat England.
The Proteas were heading towards a defeat at their home ground as the Kangaroos bowlers became unplayable in both innings and the visitors anticipate a win.
Hashim Amla got back to his form with a commendable innings whereas Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel penetrated through the Australian batting line up.
Brilliant tons from the man in form, AB de Villiers and the middle order batsman, Jean-Paul Duminy lifted their side whereas the home bowlers put them on top.
Dean Elgar led South Africa with a masterly knock whereas a couple of fifties from the middle order batsmen strengthened the position of the home side.
Thunderbolts from the fierce quick bowler of Australia, Mitchell Johnson, destroyed the mighty batting power house of South Africa in the opening Test.
Mitchell Johnson bulldozed the Proteas batting whereas David Warner blasted a ton and Alex Doolan was another star performer with the bat for the Kangaroos.
The supreme form of Mitchell Johnson continued even after the Ashes when he punctured the top order batting of the Proteas who are sinking in the first Test.
The strong batting line up of India once again crumbled against the deadly bowling of the Proteas in the second innings as the hosts won the 2nd Test easily.
The middle order batsman of South Africa, Jacques Kallis, hammered a century in his final Test and brought the home side in a winning position against India.