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NZ vs SA, 1st ODI: Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers help South Africa beat New Zealand by 4 wickets

NZ vs SA, 1st ODI: Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers help South Africa beat New Zealand by 4 wickets

In a clash that went down to the wire, the departure of de Kock for 69 sparked a middle order collapse before an AB de Villiers rescue mission saw his side home with a ball to spare.

South African Imran Tahir becomes No.1 ODI bowler, Faf du Plessis breaks into top 5 of batsman standings

South African Imran Tahir becomes No.1 ODI bowler, Faf du Plessis breaks into top 5 of batsman standings

Not only in ODIs, Tahir has also achieve the top spot in MRF ICC T20I player rankings for a bowler.

Quinton de Kock surpasses MS Dhoni to become fastest wicket-keeper to score 3000 ODI runs

Quinton de Kock surpasses MS Dhoni to become fastest wicket-keeper to score 3000 ODI runs

Dhoni, the initial record holder, had achieved this feat in 90 matches followed by Gilchrist who took 95 and Taylor with 105.

ICC Rankings: South Africa dethrones Australia to reclaim No.1 spot in ODIs after two years

ICC Rankings: South Africa dethrones Australia to reclaim No.1 spot in ODIs after two years

This is the fifth time South Africa have surged to the top since the current rankings system was introduced in 2002. 

SA vs SL: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock help Proteas complete clean sweep against Sri Lanka

SA vs SL: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock help Proteas complete clean sweep against Sri Lanka

With the win, the Proteas clinched the five-match series 5-0 and also reclaim their number one ODI ranking.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3: Sublime Proteas smash Lankans to sweep series 3-0

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3: Sublime Proteas smash Lankans to sweep series 3-0

After posting 426 in their first innings on Friday, South Africa bowled Sri Lanka out for 131 before lunch on day three.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4: Kagiso Rabada gives Proteas 282-run win

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4: Kagiso Rabada gives Proteas 282-run win

Kagiso Rabada took three wickets in two overs as South Africa sent Sri Lanka crashing to a 282-run defeat on the fourth day of the second cricket Test at Newlands, here on Thursday.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 at Port Elizabeth: As it happened

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 at Port Elizabeth: As it happened

Kagiso Rabada made two crucial breakthroughs as South Africa chipped away at a stubborn Sri Lankan batting order on the fourth day of the first Test.

Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated hosts won Adelaide Test by 7 wickets, but lose series

Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated hosts won Adelaide Test by 7 wickets, but lose series

The Australians, rejuvenated by five team changes in response to two humiliating defeats to the Proteas to lose the series, chased down 127 runs for victory after dismissing the tourists for 250 on the fourth day of the pink-ball Test.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Shaky Proteas hang on as late wickets tumble on day 3

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Shaky Proteas hang on as late wickets tumble on day 3

At the close, South Africa were holding on and just 70 runs ahead of Australia heading into Sunday`s fourth day.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Usman Khawaja century powers Aussies ahead of Proteas on day 2

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Usman Khawaja century powers Aussies ahead of Proteas on day 2

It was Khawaja`s fifth Test century and arguably his best as Australia seek to prevent the Proteas from an unprecedented series clean sweep after huge defeats in the opening two Tests.

Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis ton puts Proteas in strong position in day-night Test

Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis ton puts Proteas in strong position in day-night Test

Hazlewood was the best of the Australian bowlers with four wickets for 68.

Australia vs South Africa 2016: Quinton de Kock, pacers guide Proteas to thumping win over hapless Aussies at Hobart

Australia vs South Africa 2016: Quinton de Kock, pacers guide Proteas to thumping win over hapless Aussies at Hobart

The Proteas demolished the hapless hosts for 161 in 60.1 overs, taking the last eight wickets for 32 to win the Test before lunch on the fourth day.

Quinton de Kock is better than Adam Gilchrist – Read numbers to believe it!

Quinton de Kock is better than Adam Gilchrist – Read numbers to believe it!

The 23-year-old hit his second Test century to help the visiting Proteas to a potential match-winning 241-run innings lead.

2nd Test, Day 3: Luck deserts David Warner as South Africa maintain grip after Quinton de Kock's ton

2nd Test, Day 3: Luck deserts David Warner as South Africa maintain grip after Quinton de Kock's ton

Warner flung his head back in despair when a ball from Kyle Abbott hit his hip and ricocheted off an elbow onto his stumps when he was on 45.

AUS vs SA 2016: 2nd Test, Day 3 – As it happened...

AUS vs SA 2016: 2nd Test, Day 3 – As it happened...

Quinton de Kock (104) and Temba Bavuma (74) added a brilliant 144-run stand for the sixth-wicket partnership to put South Africa in driver's seat against Australia.

2nd Test, Day 2: Rain washes out second day at Hobart between Australia, South Africa

2nd Test, Day 2: Rain washes out second day at Hobart between Australia, South Africa

The capitulation revisited the nightmares of their miserable 47 in Cape Town in 2011 and England`s demolition of them for 60 at Trent Bridge last year.

South African Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock achieve career-hight spots in ICC Test rankings

South African Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock achieve career-hight spots in ICC Test rankings

The 21-year-old is the fourth South Africa fast bowler to feature inside the top 20 after Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander (11th) and Morne Morkel (13th).

Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test: Four-star Mitchell Starc leaves Proteas reeling on day 1

Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test: Four-star Mitchell Starc leaves Proteas reeling on day 1

Australia was in a commanding position at 105 without loss, with Warner on 73 and Marsh on 29.

On this day last year, AB de Villiers destroyed India at Wankhede Stadium — WATCH

On this day last year, AB de Villiers destroyed India at Wankhede Stadium — WATCH

With the five-match series balanced at 2-2, the decider in Mumbai was expected to be a keen contest.