South Africa, extraordinarily, haven't yet won a home Test series against Australia since readmission, and 2/1 says that they aren't about to do so this time around.
However, following the ban imposed on him, the paceman will be out of action in the last two games.
The fast bowler took 11 wickets in the match, including three on the fourth morning, as South Africa swiftly took the five wickets they needed to wrap up Australia's second innings. For reference, the leading South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has five to his name.
Kagiso Rabada has been suspended for two Test matches.
The void he will leave is monumental.
Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees said: "I found that there was contact between Rabada and Smith, and in my judgement the contact by Rabada was inappropriate, and deliberate".
In reply, Marsh put down a chance with the scoreboard reading just 0-7.
It was an error Australia could ill afford.
Du Plessis also lauded the efforts of Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla, both of whom battled tough conditions on Day II of the Test, building South Africa's platform to take a first-innings lead.
It's competitive. There's a history of South Africa and Australia playing against each other.
South African teammates have slammed their loose cannon spearhead for the erratic behaviour which has sabotaged their hopes of victory.
He was due to play a provincial four-day game starting on Thursday to try and prove his fitness, but local media reported that he had postponed his comeback by a week. "I guess Test Cricket is flying so it doesn't matter!" the 43-year-old wrote.
AB de Villiers was outstanding again on day four at the crease.
But that doesn't matter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and it's demerit system. "Out on the field it has always been like that", Siddle said.
He's adamant that if yellow and red cards are threatened and then dished out, players would immediately respond and button their lips.
Kagiso Rabada steamed in and had the Aussies on all fours with yet another screaming spell of fast bowling.
Enter de Villiers once more.
Tim Paine showed great composure with the willow but finished 28 not out, running out of partners while attempting to build a more imposing target.
"He's got to be smarter and he knows that".
It's early days yet in Rabada's career but in all the 2 298 tests played‚ only Sydney Barnes‚ Clarrie Grimmett and Muttiah Muralitharan have taken a higher percentage of 10-fers measured against matches played.
"We're just going too (far) on the sensitive side with everything", he said.
"I don't know what I am thinking actually".