Starc misses out on hat-trick but South Africa's resistance lasts 22 balls on the fifth and final day at Durban
David Warner, Quinton de Kock and Nathan Lyon were only small parts of a long-standing rivalry that has often pushed the limits beyond cricket
Australia believe Quinton de Kock's words crossed a line; South Africa insist that David Warner got personal
Mitchell Starc's prowess against the tail, Aiden Markram's fighting fourth-innings century, and other key numbers from the Durban Test
The SA camp and former Australia batsman Simon Katich have called on match officials to play a more proactive role to ensure that tensions between the two sides don't boil over
Aiden Markram led a spirited batting performance with a masterful 143, but Mitchell Starc's 4 for 74 left Australia on the verge of a series lead
Cricket Australia has said it is up to the on-field umpires and the match referee to decide upon the future course of action with regard to the incident
In November, the Tasmanian earned a Test recall after seven years purely on his reputation as the best pure gloveman in Australia. On Sunday, he proved his worth with a stunning, vital grab up to the stumps off Mitchell Marsh
The 'pack of dogs' that Faf du Plessis spoke of four years ago was back in full force at Kingsmead, 'headbutting the line' in a manner more reminiscent of Zinedine Zidane than Jonny Bairstow
Against a top-class attack, in a tough situation, the young opener showed there will be someone for South Africa to fall back on once their old pros move on
Quinton de Kock buckled down and played an uncharacteristic innings of great importance to South Africa's confidence. It was a fine effort in erasing any doubt over his place in the XI too
Keshav Maharaj and Morne Morkel picked up three wickets, but South Africa were no better off than 24 hours earlier as Australia's lead reached 402 at stumps on day three
Maybe the hosts were undercooked. Maybe they had underestimated Australia or maybe they are facing uncertainty on the administrative front
In a bid to keep on improving, the young Australia opener spoke at length with the seasoned David Warner about "an array of topics", including their respective approaches to the game
The South Africa opener had dislocated his finger while taking a diving catch to dismiss Mitchell Starc in Australia's second innings
Australia did not bat particularly well at Kingsmead, but well enough to ensure the process of constructing a consistently successful team was not stalled
Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon systematically dismantled South Africa's batting order on the second day in Durban to give Australia a 189-run lead
Australia close fielders talk up virtues of rival ICC and CSA sponsors in a bid to silence the eavesdropping stump mics
AB de Villiers proved yet again how much South Africa needs him and how much Test cricket needs him. But does the batsman still need South Africa and Test cricket?
A little over 12 months ago, neither man was certain of his place in the Australian Test XI. Now, they have become immensely vital cogs
The South Africa batsman put some of the side's problems down to conditions, which he expects to become more difficult to bat on as the game goes on
A low-key opening day of the series finished early and without a runaway winner, though South Africa were probably slightly the happier after keeping Australia to 225 for 5
Whether or not South Africa specifically asked for slower surfaces, they got one at Kingsmead, and their left-arm spinner played the holding role perfectly to keep Australia's aggressive line-up in check
Australia's vice-captain David Warner revealed a heart-to-heart conversation with his embattled opening partner Cameron Bancroft after the younger man's swift dismissal on the first morning of the Durban Test match
Australia's hopes of setting a dominant agenda were stymied by an attitrional South Africa bowling effort led by Vernon Philander
Australia's wicketkeeper Tim Paine said it was "blatantly untrue" that Quinton de Kock's family was targeted, but he did hear a comment on David Warner's wife Candice
Teams differ on what is within the spirit of cricket. But basic respect for yourself, your opponents and the game isn't hard to agree upon
The last time Australia toured South Africa, Dale Steyn's old-ball skills decided the second Test in Port Elizabeth. Similarly slow and abrasive conditions can be expected this time around, but it is the visitors who now have the best exponents of reverse
Faf du Plessis wants his tail-enders to find ways to resist the reverse-swinging ball, and his bowlers to try and match their Australian counterparts' effectiveness with the old ball
Warner has been charged with a Level 2 offence, while de Kock has been booked under the Level 1 category
The fast bowler believes South Africa have been disadvantaged in the chirping battle with Australia thanks to the disciplinary straitjacket put on their most combative personality
AB de Villiers has not made any official announcement about his Test future but this is probably the last 'big' series he will play for South Africa in the format
South Africa's Test battles with Australia have been reliably hard-fought. But an overdue victory on home soil is important to the hosts for numerous reasons
South Africa's captain, who is returning to action from a finger fracture, has also hinted that the team management might pick Theunis de Bruyn as an extra batsman rather than play four out-and-out fast bowlers
Australia will take the same team that lifted the Ashes urn into the first Test against South Africa, for a series the captain Steven Smith believes can be the making of many younger members of his side
On paper, yes. South Africa enter this series ranked No. 2 in the world, with winning form behind them, and no shortage of class and experience
No. of fourth-innings centuries in Durban since 1992, including Markram's in this match. The only other was Herschelle Gibbs' 104 also v Aus in 2002. SA had chased down 335 in that Test.
Instances of AB de Villiers being run out in Tests. This was his first such instance since Oct 2013. It's also his first duck in 39 Test innings v Australia
The highest 4th-innings total in a Durban Test since South Africa's return to Test cricket. SA made that score v Australia in 2009, in a Test they lost by 175 runs
No. of SA spinners to take more than six wickets in a Test at Durban since readmission before this Test. Keshav Maharaj has taken nine in this match.
No. of 50s for Cameron Bancroft in his 10 Test innings, including the one in the second inns of this Test. He hasn't crossed 30 in rest of the 8 inns.
David Warner's average in Tests in South Africa, before this match. In the 2013-14 tour he had scored 543 runs in three Tests with three centuries and two fifties. He's got to another fifty in this match.
No. of consecutive 50+ scores for Steven Smith in Tests, including his 56 in this inns. He had scored 239, 76, 102* and 83 in last two Ashes Tests before this series.
No. of Test series wins for South Africa against Australia at home since readmission. They have played 7 series in SA of which Aus won 5 and 2 were drawn.