South Africa's Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis lead the ICC Test player rankings for batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders respectively, after Monday's 211-run triumph over Pakistan in the series opener at the Wanderers.
Amla has clinched top spot in the player rankings for Test batsman on the back of his 37 and 74 not out at the Wanderers, with a career-best 895 rating points moving him eight clear of the second-placed Michael Clarke.
The right-handed Amla, who was shortlisted for the ICC Cricketer of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012, now heads both the Test and ODI batting tables. He is the first man to achieve this milestone since former Australia captain Ricky Ponting in December 2007.
Proteas vice-captain AB de Villiers, meanwhile, has achieved a career-best fourth position after knocks of 31 and 103 not out at the Wanderers.
"I am surprised and happy with my position as the number one-ranked Test batsman. However, I'm also mindful that rankings change quite regularly," said Amla.
"It has been a great year for our squad, and to be honest I still don't think that I am the best batsman in our team. What has been most pleasing, though, for us has been the all-round contribution from everyone in the squad that has been the main reason for our success over the last few years.
"Needless to say, it is always easier to be at the top of your game and successful when you are part of a winning team. Dale and Jacques have been tireless workhorses for the Proteas and continue to consistently put in quality performances for our team, it is no wonder that they are at the top of the bowling and all-rounder rankings."
Fast bowler Steyn has surpassed 900 rating points for the second time to retain his number one position in the player rankings for Test bowlers, after his 11-wicket match haul in Johannesburg.
Kallis is still at the head of the player rankings for Test all-rounders after a fine half-century and three key wickets against Pakistan.
The second Test gets underway at Newlands in Cape Town on 14 February.