Kagiso Rabada (centre) took 7-170 in the match and has 36 wickets at 24 apiece in nine Tests

First Test, Perth

South Africa 242 (De Kock 84) & 540-8 (Duminy 141, Elgar 127)

Australia 244 (Warner 97) & 361 (Khawaja 97, Nevill 60*, Rabada 5-92)

South Africa won by 177 runs


Australia slipped to a fourth successive Test defeat as South Africa won the opening Test of their three-match series by 177 runs in Perth.
Set a notional 539, the hosts were bowled out for 361 shortly before tea on the final day thanks to 21-year-old pace bowler Kagiso Rabada’s 5-92.
Usman Khawaja made 97 and Peter Nevill an unbeaten 60 for Australia, who lost 3-0 in Sri Lanka in August.