South Africa won the first Test against Australia by 177 runs at the WACA ground in Perth today. Set an unlikely victory target of 539, the home side were bowled out for 361 on the final day.
Young paceman Kagiso Rabada led the way for the Proteas with 5-92. Earlier, South Africa had declared their second innings on 540 for 8 after lunch when philander was bowled by smith for 73.
It ended a brisk 72-run stand with Keshav Maharaj, who made 41 not out, as the visitors batted the home side out of the match after resuming on 390 for 6 on Sunday morning.
South Africa’s massive total was underpinned by 141 from Duminy and 127 from Dean Elgar. Quinton de Kock made 64 runs. For Australia, Josh Hazlewood, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Marsh took two wickets each.