Faf du Plessis became just the ninth South African to score 4 000 Test runs at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Monday.
Du Plessis, playing in his 66th Test, would go on to agonisingly fall short of a double century when he was caught on 199.
Nevertheless, Du Plessis now has 4 100 Test runs to his name.
WHO ARE THE OTHER EIGHT TO REACH THE 4 000 RUN MARK?
But who are the other eight South Africans with at least 4 000 Test runs to their names?
Some are obvious, a couple perhaps not …
Leading the way – by some distance – is former all-rounder Jacques Kallis who in 165 Tests scored 13 206 runs.
In second place is Hashim Amla who plundered 9 282 runs in his 124 Tests.
Close behind the ‘Mighty #’ comes Graeme Smith with 9 253 runs in 116 Tests.
Fourth place belongs to AB de Villiers who scored 8 765 runs before calling it a day in Test cricket after 114 Tests.
Former Proteas opener and coach Gary Kirsten finds himself in fifth place with 7 289 runs in 101 Tests.
Herschelle Gibbs is next best in sixth place with 6 167 runs – the vast majority of which were scored in exhilarating fashion – in his 90 Tests.
Current Proteas coach Mark Boucher follows with the 5 498 runs he contributed along with being a top-class wicketkeeper in 146 Tests.
Darryl Cullinan finds himself in eighth place with 4 554 runs at an average of 44.21 in the 70 Tests he played.
Meanwhile, current Proteas opener Dean Elgar is close to becoming the 10th SA player to reach the 4 000 Test mark as he’s currently just 17 runs shy of the mark.