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Australia beat SA in first Super 12 game

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Abu Dhabi
South Africa 118-9 (20 overs): Markram 40 (36); Hazlewood 2-19, Zampa 2-21, Starc 2-32
Australia 121-5 (19.4 overs): Smith 35 (34), Stoinis 24 (16); Nortje 2-21
Australia won by five wickets
Scorecard; Tables

Australia snuck over the line but made hard work of chasing 119 to beat South Africa in the opening Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup.

Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade shared an unbroken 40 as Australia won by five wickets with two balls to spare.

Steve Smith made 35 from 34 balls, after Australia had slipped to 38-3.

South Africa made 118-9 with Aiden Markram top-scoring with 40 and Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc taking two wickets apiece.

England start their campaign against defending champions West Indies in the day’s second game at 15:00 BST.

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