A video of Australia's debutant cricketer John Hastings taking his first wicket in Test career, dismissing AB de Villiers before lunch on the opening day of the third Test at Perth.

Earlier, South Africa's top order struggled against some probing Australian bowling to be 63 for three at lunch on the opening day of the third and final Test at the WACA Ground.

The home side's new pace attack took the honours during the opening session of a match that will decide the top-ranked nation in Test cricket, claiming the vital wickets of Graeme Smith, Alviro Petersen and Jacques Kallis, AFP reported.

Hashim Amla was 11 not out at lunch, with AB de Villiers yet to score.

Australia were forced to completely revamp their attack with their three pacemen from the second Test in Adelaide — Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus and James Pattinson — all ruled out