Live Cricket Score: Australia vs South Africa, first Test at Brisbane - Day four

Morne Morkel (R) dismantled the Australian top-order with two quick blows of Rob Quiney and Rickey Ponting on the third day Getty Images

Brisbane: Nov 12, 2012

Australia have fought back hard to dismiss South Africa for 450. However, their batting got off to a poor start as they lost three quick wickets. Ed Cowan and Michael Clarke played sensibly to stabilise the Australian innings.

The second day’s play of the first Test between Australia and South Africa at the Gabba, Brisbane was lost due to rain.

On the opening day, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis became South Africa’s greatest scoring partnership as the Proteas dominated Australia‘s bowlers to seize control.

Amla and Kallis rammed home the advantage with an unbeaten century stand as the world’s best team blunted the Australian attack to have the South Africans in command after winning the toss.

When bad light stopped play eight overs before scheduled stumps, South Africa were 255 for two with Amla unbeaten on 90 and Kallis providing solid support on 84.

Kallis previously held his country’s aggregate record with current coach Gary Kirsten at 3592 runs in partnerships throughout 64 Tests and now has surpassed that with Amla following their 136-run partnership for the third wicket.

Brief Scores: South Africa 450 all-out (Jacques Kallis 147, Hashim Amla 104; James Pattinson 3 for 93) lead Australia 111 for 3 (Ed Cowan 49*, Michael Clarke 34*; Morne Morkel 2 for 25) by 339 runs

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