Paceman Kagiso Rabada bowled an understrength South Africa to a 177-run victory over Australia on Monday, giving the guests the higher hand to begin the three-test collection.
The South Africans entered the collection with out injured captain A.B. de Villiers, and their depth was examined severely when tempo spearhead Dale Steyn fractured his proper shoulder on the second day and was dominated out of the rest of the collection.
The younger assault, led by Rabada's 5-92 within the second innings, rallied to make sure South Africa continued its unbeaten run in exams on the WACA floor and ended an extended streak for the Australians, who hadn't misplaced the primary check of a house collection since 1988.
Australia began on high, having the South Africans reeling at 81-5 on the primary day earlier than bowling them out for 242. After a commanding begin to the reply, with opening pair David Warner and Shaun Marsh placing on 158 runs, the Australians misplaced 10 wickets for 86 runs.
And the depleted South Africa lineup dictated play from there, declaring at 540-Eight within the second innings and setting Australia an inconceivable victory goal of 539.
After resuming the final day, the Australians had been dismissed for 361 on the finish of an prolonged center session.
South Africa confirmed higher resilience in adapting to the pitch in contrast and thru persistence, perseverance and grafting outplayed the Australians.
Usman Khawaja hit himself again into type and high scored with 97 in 4 hours. He was unfortunate to overlook a century when he was trapped lbw by leftarm spinner Jean-Paul Duminy. The decrease order rallied round Peter Nevill (60 not out) to delay the inevitable until tea.
The groups head to Hobart for the second check beginning Saturday.