Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla remained unbeaten on 90 on the first day Getty Images

Brisbane: Nov 9, 2012

South Africa will aim to put up a strong first innings total, when they resume at 255 for two on the second day of the opening Test at the Gabba in Brisbane.

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 255 for 2 (Hashim Amla 90*, Jacques Kallis 84*; James Pattinson 1 for 53) vs Australia

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