Heavy rains and a dominant South African performance proved too much for the Australians in their first-ever T20 International on the Gold Coast.
Almost 20mm of rain dumped onto Carrara in the lead up to the historic game and reduced the fixture to only ten overs per side.
Australian Captain Aaron Finch sent the South Africans into bat on the newly created wicket with the Proteas posting 108.
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An emphatic win by South Africa over Australia in a rain-affected first-ever international match at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 17, 2018
Finch’s counterpart Faf Du Plessis top-scored for the tourists with 27.
In return, the Aussies sent out Aaron Finch and Chris Lynn in another new look opening pairing.
But the dominant South African fast bowlers proved too much again for the Australians restricting them to 87 from their 10 overs.