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PERTH – South Africa defeated Australia by 177 runs in the first cricket test between the two teams in Perth here on Monday.

The tourists has taken a 1-0 series lead.

Scores:

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.