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Australia easily overcame the South Africans in the five-match one-day series at home, defeating them comprehensively, 4-1. Here’s a look at the top performers in the series.

Australia had sealed the one-day series against South Africa with one match to go at Melbourne. As such, the Sydney ODI on Sunday was a dead rubber.

When Steven Smith was included in the Australian side a few seasons ago, he was more of a leg-spinner who could actually bat a bit. No one actually envisaged his batting prowess, possibly not even Smith himself.

Having lost the previous two games after winning the opener of the series, South Africa desperately needed to claim victory to stay alive in the series. They fought hard after a poor start.

South Africa tour of Australia:Australia Vs South Africa 2nd ODI Live Scores at Perth, Nov 16, 2014.Match scheduled to begin at 19:05 local time (08:35 GMT)

Australia overcame South Africa in a close three-match T20 series. After losing the first game, the Aussies did very well to recover and win

South Africa tour of Australia:Australia Vs South Africa 2nd T20I Live Scores, at Adelaide, Nov 7, 2014.Match scheduled to begin at 19:05 local time (08:35 GMT)

South Africa tour of Australia:Australia Vs South Africa 1st T20I Live Scores, at Adelaide, Nov 5, 2014.Match scheduled to begin at 19:05 local time (08:35 GMT)