The fast bowling trio of the Kangaroos, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and James Pattinson destroyed the batting of the Proteas who are at the receiving end.
David Warner continued with his brilliant form whereas Michael Clarke and Steven Smith consolidated the position of the visitors with their unbeaten fifties.
The Proteas came back in the series by demolishing the strong batting line up of the Kangaroos twice within four days and clinched the encounter comfortably.
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.
A solid unbroken partnership of 199 runs between Shaun Marsh and Steven Smith consolidated the position of their team against South Africa in the first Test.