Australia’s Josh Hazlewood led an inspired bowling effort that restricted South Africa to 118-9 in the opening match of the Super 12s at the T20 World Cup on Saturday.
After being invited to bat first in Abu Dhabi, South Africa slumped to 23-3 after 4.1 overs.
Glenn Maxwell, an off-spinner who shared the new ball with Mitchell Starc, bowled Proteas captain Temba Bavuma for 12. Hazlewood then struck twice in his first two overs and finished with figures of 2-19 from his four.
No 4 Aiden Markram played a lone hand, scoring 40 off 36 deliveries before falling to Starc.
Markram kept losing partners, with Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller departing for 13 and 16, respectively.
Leg-spinner Adam Zampa struck twice in one over and a big mid-pitch mix-up led to Keshav Maharaj being run out for nought.
Kagiso Rabada hit an unbeaten cameo of 20 off 23 balls to take the Proteas past 100 and give them something to bowl at.
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