England won their one-day international series against South Africa when the fifth and final match was rained out at Kingsmead on Friday.
England won the series 2-1, with two matches abandoned because of rain.
Australia had been the only team previously to win a bilateral series in South Africa, where the host country had won 21 out of 24 home series, including the most recent 15 in succession.
Australia won series in 1996/97 and 2001/02 and shared a series in 1993/94.
South Africa will meet England in a four-match Test series, starting in Centurion on December 16.
Nov 20, Johannesburg. No play - rain
Nov 22, Centurion. England won by 7 wickets
Nov 27, Cape Town. South Africa won by 112 runs
Nov 29, Port Elizabeth. England won by 7 wickets
Dec 4, Durban. No play - rain
Series: England won 2-1