ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25: Peter Handscomb of Australia looks dejected as he leaves the field after being dismissed by Kyle Abbott of South Africa during day two of the Third Test match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 25, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Victorian batsman Peter Handscomb says making his Test debut against South Africa in Adelaide was one of the best moments of his career.

Handscomb scored a half-century in his first ever innings and hit the winning runs in the second innings to give Australia their first Test victory of the summer, ending their five Test losing streak.

Former Test opener Chris Rogers gave the 25-year-old his baggy green, and Handscomb said that moment in particular was quite special.

“It was obviously a very special moment,” Handscomb said on SEN Breakfast.

“Just to see how nervous (Rogers) was and how much it meant to him was amazing.

“Just to get it from him and learn a bit about it was pretty cool.

“(Playing for Australia) sits pretty well. Obviously not used to it but hopefully can get used to it. It was pretty nice.”

The Bushrangers batsman also threw his support behind the pink-ball, saying it had a place in the future of the game.

“Obviously the Adelaide test is a pretty good test in its own right…always up and about,” he said.

“The pink ball seemed to hold up alright. It’s obviously getting better and better over the years as we play more games with it and start to understand how it behaves and how we can make it better.”