Dale Steyn took a career-best 11-60 as South Africa wrapped up a crushing 211-run win over Pakistan on day four of the first Test at the Wanderers yesterday.
Having taken an astonishing 6-8 in the first innings, Steyn finished with figures of 5-52 in the second as Pakistan were bowled out for 268, giving South Africa's Graeme Smith a victory in his 100th Test as captain.
For Man of the Match Steyn, it was another phenomenal performance that has taken his wicket tally to 323 in just 63 Tests.
"I think I've bowled well other times where I haven't found the edge," he said. "This morning, I had four deliveries in one over where it went past the bat, but I couldn't find the edge.
"So it was just one of those Test matches where this time around, everything went my way. This time it was my turn."
It was also the fourth Test in a row that South Africa have won by a convincing margin and they are unbeaten in 13. Should the top-ranked team in the world win one of the remaining two Tests against Pakistan, they would extend their unbeaten run in Test series to 12.
Just six Pakistan wickets were required to wrap up the win yesterday, with the majority of the hard work having been done by Steyn and the other fast bowlers on Saturday, when Pakistan were shot out for 49.
"Surfaces in South Africa provide good help for fast bowlers, but to have the skill, the pace, the intensity ... not letting people go," Smith said.
The total was Pakistan's lowest in their 61-year history of Test cricket.
"The line they bowled, the way they were swinging the ball ... for a team from Asia, it was very difficult to deal with that kind of thing," Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said.
A 127-run stand between Misbah and Asad Shafiq in the second innings proved what was possible, but a victory target of 480 never looked likely to be achieved.
The second new ball, which arrived in the sixth over of day four, banished any glimmer of hope that the Pakistan pair had built up in a wicketless session on the third evening.
Wicketkeeper AB de Villiers became the first player in history to effect 11 dismissals and score a century in first-class cricket.
"I definitely wasn't aware of (the record)," he said. "But it's nice to do stuff like that - records are there to be broken."