The Proteas gave me one of the best Christmas gifts ever by beating the Aussies at the the weekend.
Towards the end of the second day, when one opposition bowler produced his career best by removing five of the Protea batters I felt despair.
But when they realised that we had control of the session with a partnership of more than a ton by two established batsmen, they fell in quick succession and opened up both ends, leaving the poor debutant to be peppered by some hostile bowling.
The pendulum swung dramatically when we lost five wickets in five overs, with just five runs added to the total.
Clearly the momentum going into day three was firmly with the Aussies, and no one would have expected the Australians to lose the Test from a position of such supremacy.
The thing about the Proteas is that they either bowl well or they bat well - but never concurrently. This is a shame because if we remove the runs scored by the Aussie tail we would have chased about 214 during the twilight session on day four.
That takes nothing away from the heroics of Graham Smith and the boys in recording our country's best victory against any Test team on foreign soil and scoring a mammoth 414/4 to win by 6 wickets.
It is a feat that will live long in history.
I would like to congratulate the boys, wish them luck and remind them that the battle was won but the war is still on.