South African batsman Heinrich Klaasen smashed his maiden ODI century at Boland Park here on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Playing in the 15th 50-over game, Klaasen achieved the feat against Australia in the first ODI of the three-match series. <p></p> <p></p>The 28-year-old played a knock of 123 runs studded with seven fours and four sixes. He guided the side to post a total of 291/7 in their allotted 50-overs. <p></p> <p></p>The right-handed batsman built a 149-run stand for the fifth wicket with David Miller. Miller was picked up by Pat Cummins in the 49th over. Miller played a knock of 64 runs before being caught by wicket-keeper Alex Carey. <p></p> <p></p>South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first. The team had a poor start as debutant Janneman Malan was sent back to the pavilion by Mitchell Starc on a golden duck. <p></p> <p></p>Skipper Quinton de Kock was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood after scoring 15 runs. Temba Bavuma scored 26 runs before being bowled out by Cummins. Another debutant Kyle Verreynne played a 48 runs innings. He was caught by Mitchell Marsh off Cummins. This was Cummins' 100th ODI scalps. <p></p> <p></p>For Australia, Cummins clinched three wickets while Starc bagged two scalps.