In their opening World Cup match against Zimbabwe, the Proteas' David Miller and JP Duminy made a couple of records in what Britain's Ebony Rainford-Brent called "some of the best hitting I've ever seen". It was an unbeaten partnership that rescued South Africa and will not be soon forgotten.
Since their ignominious defeat in the 1999 Cricket World Cup final against Australia, the tag "chokers" has hung over the Proteas. But with a mix of formidable experience and exciting new talent, the squad that takes to the field this Sunday may have a chance to throw off the jinx.
The fiercest rivalry whenever South Africa is on a sports field always comes from Australia. Both teams wear green and gold, and both teams are always out to beat each other. With Australia being the co-hosts for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, we look back at the history of this bloodthirsty rivalry in various sports.