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2597dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Watson helps Australia win T20 opener

A powerful half-century from Shane Watson helped Australia make an encouraging start to their tour of South Africa as they won the opening Twenty20 in Cape Town by five wickets

2595dSamantha Smith

Old enemies at Newlands

It's a party under Table Mountain as South Africa and Australia kick off the festivities

2596dFirdose Moonda at Newlands

Smith's unhappy return

Graeme Smith's return to international cricket proved to be an unhappy one, as he was out for a duck, dropped a catch and watched an Australian win

2596dFirdose Moonda at Newlands

Smith's let-down, Warner's leap

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the first Twenty20 between South Africa and Australia

2596dFirdose Moonda at Newlands

Cummins the difference - White

Patrick Cummins, Australia's 19-year-old fast bowler, was credited with putting his team in a winning position after their victory in the opening T20 against South Africa at Newlands

2597dFirdose Moonda in Cape Town

T20 games are crucial preparation for White

With his eye firmly set on challenging for the only global title that has eluded Australia, the ICC World T20, Cameron White sees the series against South Africa as crucial to the team's progression

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1SR WatsonDA Warner
2nd82SR WatsonSE Marsh
3rd4SE MarshDJ Hussey
4th40DJ HusseyCL White
5th14DJ HusseySPD Smith
6th6MS WadeSPD Smith