Australia fall to comprehensive ODI defeat against classy South Africa

  • Australia 152; South Africa 153-4 (29.2 overs)
  • Tourists win by six wickets in series opener in Perth

Australia’s batting woes continued with another top-order flop playing a key part in a six-wicket ODI loss to South Africa in Perth. The home side never recovered after slumping to 8-3 in the sixth over when captain Aaron Finch failed to review a lbw decision that went against him.

Replays showed the Lungi Ngidi delivery would have sailed over the stumps. Australia crashed to 66-6 in the 21st over, and were eventually bowled out for 152 in the 39th over in front of 24,342 fans at Perth Stadium.

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