Rabada shines as SA beat Australia in first Test

Kagiso Rabada

First Test, Perth
South Africa 242 & 540-8: Duminy 141, Elgar 127
Australia 244 & 361: Khawaja 97, Nevill 60, Rabada 5-92
South Africa won by 177 runs

South Africa have won the first Test against Australia by 177 runs in Perth.

The home side were set a victory target of 539 but were bowled out for 361 on the final day as South Africa claimed a third successive victory at the Waca Ground, after wins in 2008 and 2012.

South Africa’s 21-year-old paceman Kagiso Rabada led the way with 5-92 in the absence of the injured Dale Steyn.

The visitors declared on 540-8 after lunch on Sunday, with JP Duminy and Dean Elgar both reaching centuries.

Australia had looked in a strong position on day two when, having dismissed South Africa for 242, they were 158 without loss before collapsing to 244 all out.

The series continues in Hobart on Saturday and concludes at Adelaide Oval from 24-28 November.

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