South Africa will go to Hobart 1-0 up in the series after Kagiso Rabada bowled his team to a 177-run win over Australia on the fifth day at the WACA
Up against more than just the opposition, South Africa displayed grit and determination to conquer Perth again, finding fresh heroes while they were at it
Stats highlights from the final day in Perth, where South Africa completed a thumping win
In the wake of Australia's defeat to South Africa at the WACA, Steven Smith focused on the side's need to build bigger first-innings totals
This was Australia's fourth consecutive Test defeat. History tells us that Australia's cricket system can only take so much strain before it breaks.
South Africa's stand-in Test captain lauded the young fast bowler's willingness to be in the fight
A brilliant run-out from Temba Bavuma and three wickets to Kagiso Rabada put South Africa six wickets from victory at stumps on the fourth day in Perth
Australia will have to break a lot of fourth-innings records if they are to achieve an improbable victory over South Africa at the WACA
Just when Australia's openers were beginning to stretch a depleted bowling attack, Temba Bavuma came up with a moment of magic that reinforced South Africa's dominance at the WACA
Temba Bavuma's sharp reflexes and athleticism pulled off a run-out that could turn out to be match-defining
The Australian Test team seems to be well settled, at least at the top. That might not necessarily be a good thing, given the team's recent run
Australia's batsmen had the chance to take control of the Test on day two. They didn't. On day three, Dean Elgar and JP Duminy showed them how it was done
Australia's captain Steven Smith has not given up hope of a redemptive fourth-innings chase against South Africa at the WACA, particularly as South Africa have been shorn of Dale Steyn's speed by a shoulder injury
JP Duminy and Dean Elgar debuted at the WACA, with contrasting success, but they made themselves at home this time around
The second morning began with Australia firmly on top; the third will start with South Africa in a position of strength
Vernon Philander has said he and Kagiso Rabada "owe it to" the injured Dale Steyn to take extra responsibility in his absence and win the Perth Test for South Africa
Stats highlights from day two of the Australia-South Africa Test match in Perth
The problems that plagued Australia in Sri Lanka, particularly the lack of depth in the middle order, left them debilitated once again in Perth
The Australia batsman admitted that the trend of the side's middle-order collapses after a good start goes back to the 2015 Ashes tour
In the absence of their bowling spearhead, South Africa's attack trumped over inexperience and expectations of failure to deliver an advantage to their side
Dale Steyn has been ruled out of South Africa's Test series in Australia with a fractured right shoulder
Dale Steyn's shoulder injury wasn't the first casualty South Africa have suffered on an Australian tour. In earlier cases, they have often ended up being blessings in disguise
Two of South Africa's least experienced batsmen - Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock - fought back with half-centuries on the first day in Perth, but Australia remained on top at the tea break
On a typical WACA pitch, Australia's fast bowlers outdid those of South Africa, who bowled far too short, far too often, to let David Warner race away to a quickfire fifty
A lively WACA surface made for an intriguing contest, with Australia setting the tone for the summer with an overpowering first-up performance
Mitchell Starc was delighted with the WACA pitch, where all of Australia's players felt at home, and said that one couldn't have asked for more on the opening day of the summer
Stats highlights from Day 1 of the Perth Test, where David Warner's bruising half-century notched his average at WACA over 100
Morne Morkel was left out of South Africa's XI for the first Test against Australia at the WACA because he wasn't 100% ready to bowl long spells
Australia had lost their first choice for short leg with the dropping of Joe Burns, meaning Marsh went in there for the spinners while Usman Khawaja went "under the lid" for the pacers
Mitchell Starc has made taking wickets in the first over of an innings a regular habit, the latest being Stephen Cook on the opening day of the WACA Test
The true test of where the Australians are at as a cricket team will be how they respond at Bellerive Oval this week
South Africa coach Russell Domingo credits the national team's pre-season culture camp for their renewed intensity when representing the country
Since readmission in 1992, South Africa have had to fight for all their five Test wins in Australia, and Perth 2016 was the toughest of them all. ESPNcricinfo leads you down the path of most resi
A colder spring and an earlier start to the Perth Test season has provided challenges to Matt Page and his crew
South Africa want to begin their road back to a No. 1 Test ranking by reclaiming the astounding away record that had, until last year, propelled them to the top of the table, says stand-in captai
Unlike the recent past, there is no No. 1 Test ranking on the line for Australia and South Africa but that is unlikely to have an impact on what is expected to be an enticing series
This series will be Steven Smith's first major captaincy challenge at home, while Faf du Plessis leads a group that has no experience of losing a series in Australia.
Last time Australia lost a home Test, before this - also to South Africa at WACA by 309 runs. They had won 14 of the 18 Tests since then and four were drawn.
Previous highest score for Khawaja in second innings. He has gone past that score. All his four centuries had come in 1st innings.
Australia's highest score in the fourth-innings of Tests, which came at Lord's in 2009. They have been set a target of 539 in this match.
Highest total in the 4th inns of a Test at WACA, by South Africa in 2008-09. South Africa's lead has already gone past that mark.
Previous highest score for Elgar in Tests, which came against WI in Port Elizabeth 2014-15. He has gone past that mark in this innings.
No. of instances of two centuries for visiting team in the 3rd inns of a Test at WACA, including this. Two of those have been by SA; they did the same in 2012-13.
No. of 100's made by Duminy against Aus. This is his 1st 100 against any team in the 2nd inn of a Test.Previously he made 166 in Melbourne and 123 in Port Elizabeth.
Number of 100 + partnerships for the 3rd wicket for South Africa in Australia since readmission before today. Kallis and Amla added 165 in Brisbane in 2012.
Total runs scored by Hashim Amla in this Test match. This is the lowest he has scored in a Test match since 2006. Previous instance was vs India in Durban.
Philander's best bowling figures in Australia. During his previous tour in 2012 he took only 4 wickets from 67 overs in 2 matches.
Previous instance when Aus lost their top 5 wkts for fewer than 23 runs at home.They have gone from 158/0 to 181/5.Last time this happened was vs Eng in Brisbane
Number of times Steyn has dismissed Warner. Warner has scored 207 runs against him at a SR of 96.2.