Graeme Smith led South Africa from the front against Australia as both captains have demonstrated their skills while taking their teams out of woods in crisis.
The South African top order batsmen led by Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis exploited the conditions in the opening Test as the Australian bowling looked ordinary.
South Africa clinched the No.1 ODI ranking from England by humiliating them in the 2nd game due to a career best majestic knock of 150 from Hashim Amla.
The South African became the first man to coach two Test teams to the World No.1 ranking, following South Africa’s series win against England.
The charged South Africa, under the leadership of Graeme Smith have a firm believe that they are just one step away from snatching the No.1 Test ranking from England.
Alviro Petersen smashed a ton from South Africa and Kevin Pietersen of England responded in the same way as the second Test between the two countries ended in a draw.
Alviro Petersen played a career best innings by hammering 182 runs and consolidated the position of South Africa in the 2nd Test vs. England at Leeds.
The star opener of England, Alastair Cook is confident that his team is capable enough of bouncing back and win the second Test against the dreadful South Africa.
Dale Steyn ripped through the batting line of England in the 2nd innings as South Africa humiliated the hosts by winning the first Test with a sheer team work.
Hashim Amla became the first South African to hammer 300 runs in Test cricket and Jacques Kallis smashed a ton as South Africa anticipates winning the first Test.