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Test discard Damien Martyn tonight showed style and timing still had a place in the bash and crash of Twenty20 by leading Australia to a 95-run thumping of South Africa.

Test discard Damien Martyn tonight showed style and timing still had a place in the bash and crash of Twenty20 by leading Australia to a 95-run thumping of South Africa.

Martyn lit up a record Gabba crowd before falling agonisingly short of the first-ever 20-over international century when he holed out for 96 (56 balls) in the last over of Australia's lightning-paced 3-209.

The world champions delighted the 38,894 fans at the newly-redeveloped ground by ripping out 17 boundaries and nine sixes in a total which nudged their Twenty20 record of 5-214.

Then expertly using the extra bounce on a Brisbane pitch sporting a greenish tinge, Australia's pace bowlers gave the Proteas little chance to produce similar carnage in the ultra-abbreviated game which was a big winner with the fans.

Man of the match Martyn started cautiously before quickly finding his touch and racing through the gears with an array of sweetly-timed blows, including seven fours and two sixes.

The 34-year-old even matched super-slugger Andrew Symonds (54 not out off 26) in an 83-run stand before cutting Monde Zondeki to point.

Home-town hero Symonds then stood and delivered - punishing Zondeki by taking 22 off the rest of the over, including a pair of sixes.

The Proteas, haunted by their buttered fingers in the 2-0 Test series loss, again had themselves to blame for the inflated total after inexplicably giving Australia's two leading hands lives.

Boeta Dipenaar actually caught Symonds, then 24, in the deep but lost control of the ball on the ground.

Captain Graeme Smith set the tone earlier when he spilt the West Australian cold at mid-on.

Looking for an excuse with television commentators enquiring about the "shocker" through his earpiece, Smith blamed the lights.

Martyn returned the favour in the third over of South Africa's innings when he spilt a similar dolly off the left-handed opener when the Proteas were in dire straits at 2-7.

It would have been Nathan Bracken's third wicket in the over after having Boeta Dippenaar (1) caught behind and Herchelle Gibbs holding out on the square-leg boundary.

Restricted to 2-22 after six overs, the writing was on the wall for the tourists who then spluttered to 114 with no batsman able to pass 30.

Sporting new grey uniforms with nicknames on their backs, the Australians lapped up the party atmosphere throughout the Proteas innings.

Star SA all-rounder Jacques Kallis, a late inclusion after Ashwell Prince strained his thigh in a training drill today, made it to 15 before being undone by one of the best run outs ever seen at the Gabba.

Captain Ricky 'Punter' Ponting, who earlier looked in good touch for 27 off 18, pounced on a shot to mid-on and threw down down the stumps from side-on while off balance.

Further highlighting the gap between the sides in the field, Mike 'Mr Cricket' Hussey and Mick 'Billy' Lewis snaffled diving outfield catches.

Bracken (2-9), James Hopes (2-26), Symonds (2-26) and Lewis (2-18) all took two wickets apiece.

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