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TOSS: Australia won the toss and opted to bat.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron White, Shane Watson, Ben Dunk (wk), Nathan Reardon, James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Doug Bollinger
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy (c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Ryan McLaren, Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell, Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada
Australia were hammered by Pakistan in the two-Test series in the UAE, losing the first game in Dubai by 221 runs and second in Abu Dhabi by 356 runs for a first series loss to Pakistan in two decades.