Ashton Agar`s hat-trick helps Australia thrash South Africa in first T20I

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He was handed a one-year suspension by Cricket Australia, but the incident followed goading from South African fans that Warner felt crossed the line of decency.

For South Africa to having a changing side and play so well was impressive.

Warner, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith got Australia off to a similarly fast start but both teams found scoring increasingly hard on a slow pitch with low bounce as the ball lost its shine and hardness.

Conditions in South Africa are likely to be alien, with the series starting at altitude in Johannesburg on Friday night, but Hussey said that Australia should be able to adapt.

"I'm not concerned about it".

"It was poor. From my behalf, it's about moving forward". If people want to say things great, if they don't great as well.

"It doesn't bother me, but it shows (badly on them)". They're spectators watching a game of cricket.

"I am not quite sure what happened here. It's up to them".

Management at the Wanderers have promised to beef up security and Cricket Australia is understood to be comfortable with the arrangements, as is players union boss Alistair Nicholson, who is in Johannesburg with the team to provide support if necessary.

The series comprises 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs and will be played across six scenic venues in South Africa.

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"We played on the same wicket in the ODI against England and the short boundary came in handy", de Kock said at the toss.

"If a player on either side decides to take an opponent on, then maybe that fierceness from both teams will reignite".

"You never know, maybe not, maybe. We don't have much time to get under each others' skins", he said.

De Kock admits he has never cleared the air with Warner after their infamous stairwell run-in in Durban, but doesn't believe they will clash again. "To this end, we have planned a number of engagements in Perth and Melbourne to connect with South Africans there to have meaningful conversations about how we can position our country as an investment destination of choice".

"I don't think for a guy of his caliber (it will be a huge adjustment)", said T20 vice-captain, Alex Carey.

A lot was made of the local crowds during Australia's last tour to the region, with Cricket South Africa forced to apologise over masks that were handed out to fans created to antagonise David Warner. It's certainly a focus in our team, the running between the wickets, and that's something this team really prides themselves on, particularly Davey and Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell when he's playing - they're brilliant runners between the wicket.

Both Warner and Smith have admitted in the wake of sandpapergate that they were mentally fried for that series.

However, Warner - a veteran of World Cups and Twenty20 cricket - feels Australia has finally found the right formula. "It's just enjoying it and playing the game", said Smith.

"Only probably walking into the hotel (the same hotel as last time)".

"It was really exciting, a highlight of my cricketing life", he stated.

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