Australia Draw First Blood, Beat South Africa by 32 Runs

Australia took a 1-0 lead after winning the first of the five-match ODI series against South Africa in Perth on Friday.

Updated: November 14, 2014 19:32 IST
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Australian team celebrate during 1st ODI vs South Africa at Perth.


Perth: Australian captain Michael Clarke suffered a worrying recurrence of a hamstring injury as his side beat South Africa in the opening one-day international at Perth's WACA Ground on Friday.

After being sent in to bat in the opening encounter of the five-match series, the home team posted 300 for eight from their 50 overs. (Match Highlights | Scorecard)

In reply, South Africa threatened a record run chase at the venue when their skipper, AB de Villiers (80) and David Miller (65) put on 126 for the fifth wicket, but ultimately fell 32 runs short and were dismissed for 268.

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