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Australia complete 118-run convincing win in Durban

Mitchell Starc picked nine wickets in the game
Mitchell Starc picked nine wickets in the game

Australia 351 & 227 (Bancroft 53) beat
South Africa 162 & 298 (Markram 143) by 118 runs
First Test, Durban, day five

Australia took just 22 deliveries on the fifth day to dismiss the final wicket of Quinton de Kock and complete a 118-run victory in the first Test against South Africa in Durban.

South Africa headed into the final day with a score of 293 for nine, needing an improbable 124 more runs to win.

Quinton de Kock (83) successfully negated the hat-trick delivery from Mitchell Starc (4-75) but it was a matter of time before Josh Hazlewood (3-61) trapped the wicket-keeper batsman LBW. He used a review but looked more of a formality.

South Africa were bowled out for 298 runs after adding just five more to their overnight score and as a result the 118-run victory has given Australia 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Starc was awarded the man of the match for his nine-wicket haul in the game.

The two teams will meet each other for the second Test to be played between 9th and 13th March at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.

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