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| Australia beat South Africa by 52 runs in 1st T20|
| Updated at: 2321 PST, Sunday, January 11, 2009|
MELBOURNE: Australia defeated South Africa by 52 runs in the first Twenty20 match here on Sunday.
Batting first, Australia made 182 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
David Warner, making his international debut, played an aggressive innings of 89 runs off only 43 balls with seven fours and six sixes while Dale Steyn claimed three wickets.
In reply, South Africa were dismissed for 130 runs in 18 overs. Jean-Paul Duminy top-scored with 78 off just 48 balls, hitting nine fours and a towering six. David Hussey captured three wickets.
The second Twenty20 International will be played on Tuesday.