T20 World Cup: Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets

UAE: Australia won the T20 World Cup Super 12 opener against South Africa by five wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday in a nail-biting finish.

Australia vs South Africa T20 World Cup Highlights: Australia beat South Africa by five wickets in their opening Super 12 Group 1 match of the T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Australia chased down the target of 119 in 19.4 overs with Steve Smith scoring 34-ball 35. For South Africa, Anrich Nortje took two wickets while Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi got one each. Earlier, electing to bowl, Australia restricted South Africa to a meagre 118 for nine. Aiden Markram scored 40 for the Proteas after their top-order crumbled. Kagiso Rabada was the next best batter for them with an unbeaten 19-run knock at number eight. Fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood (2/19) and Mithcell Starc (2/31) took two wickets apiece while spinner Adam Zampa (2/21) also accounted for two batters.