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.
The supreme quick bowler of South Africa, Dale Steyn, restricted India within limits after the visitors commenced the 2nd day in a commanding position of 1-181.
Murali Vijay along with the man in form, Cheteshwar Pujara, guided India to a comfortable position against South Africa on the opening day of the 2nd Test.
The Indian pacers dismantled the first innings of South Africa within limits whereas Cheteshwar Pujara blasted a ton with a nice assistance from Virat Kohli.
South Africa won the 2nd Test against Pakistan comfortably on the fourth day besides the resistance for the fifth wicket between Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq.
The Proteas plundered five hundred plus runs in their first innings, removed four top order batsmen of Pakistan and foresee a clear win on the final day.
Graeme Smith powered a double ton whereas AB de Villiers was heading towards the same direction and they guided their team for a possible win vs. Pakistan.