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South Africa beat Australia by 177 runs at the WACA
November 7, 2016 / 7:47 AM / a year ago

South Africa beat Australia by 177 runs at the WACA

PERTH (Reuters) - Paceman Kagiso Rabada took 5-92 as South Africa beat Australia by 177 runs in the first test at the WACA on Monday after dismissing the hosts for 361 just before tea on the final day.

Cricket - Australia v South Africa - First Test cricket match - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia - 7/11/16. South Africa's Kagiso Rabada is kissed by team captain Faf du Plessis as they celebrate dismissing Australia's Mitchell Starc at the WACA Ground in Perth. REUTERS/David Gray

The tourists claimed a third successive victory at the WACA after 2008 and 2012 triumphs and a 1-0 lead in the series, which continues in Hobart on Saturday and concludes with a day-nighter at Adelaide Oval.

Australia’s batsmen were unable to cope with Rabada’s pace and swing as the 21-year-old took his fourth five-wicket haul in his ninth test, making light of the absence of South Africa’s injured pace spearhead Dale Steyn.

South Africa declared on 540-8 after lunch on Sunday, leaving Australia with an imposing 539-run victory target or more realistically almost five sessions to bat out for a draw.

The hosts 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.

Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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