The South African cricket team toured Australia in November 2016 to play three Test matches. South Africa won the series 2-1, with victories in Perth and Hobart.The first Test have't played at the Gabba for the first time in 13 years, with the WACA Ground in Perth to host the Proteas from November 3.
South Africa played 2 two-day day/night warm-up fixtures at the Adelaide Oval and the Melbourne Cricket Ground in preparation for the day-night Test match.
Following the conclusion of the second Test, footage emerged of South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis apparently shining the ball using a sweet in his mouth. He was charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for ball tampering and pled not-guilty
Most runs - Usman Khawaja - 314-run (Australia)
Most wickets - Josh Hazlewood - 17-wicket, (Australia)
Player of the series - Vernon Philander (South Africa)
Australia squad (28-Oct-2016)Steven Smith (Captain), Nathan Lyon, Joe Burns, Callum Ferguson, Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), Chadd Sayers, Jackson Bird, Joe Mennie, Josh Hazlewood, David Warner (Vice Captain), Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Peter Nevill (Wicket Keeper), Peter Siddle, Matt Renshaw
South Africa squad (10-Oct-2016)Faf du Plessis (Captain), Dane Vilas, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rilee Rossouw, Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel, Keshav Maharaj, Dean Elgar, Jean-Paul Duminy, Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper), Stephen Cook, Temba Bavuma, Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Dwaine Pretorius
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