Proteas skipper Dean Elgar has conceded they put out a paltry performance in their drubbing at the hands of Australia in the second test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
South Africa were on the wrong end of a "hammering" against rampant top-ranked Australia on Thursday, losing the second Test by an innings and 182 runs, as well as the series.
Rising Proteas fast bowler Marco Jansen has earned the nod from the Internation Cricket Council after being nominated among four youngsters for the Men's Emerging Cricketer of the Year award.
Australia closed in on winning the second Test and the series against South Africa on Wednesday after Alex Carey struck a maiden century to leave them in a commanding position.
Proteas fast bowler Anrich Nortje conceded the day's play to Australia as the match – and series – began to get away from the visitors at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
Australia's veteran opener David Warner hit a double century on Tuesday as South Africa hobbled along on day two of the must-win second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.