South Africa kept your dominance over Australia, reaching 357 for 3 on the third day of the first Test with century-maker Hashim Amla the only man dismissed in an extended morning session.


The home side were looking for quick wickets with the second new ball after Saturday's washout but instead the Proteas strengthened their position, adding 102 runs to their overnight score.


At lunch Jacques Kallis was unbeaten on 137 and AB de Villiers was not out 32.


Australia's bowlers were largely unthreatening under sunny skies and the home team is facing an uphill task at a ground where they have not been defeated in 24 years.


Amla reached his third century in four innings against Australia and his 17th overall with a slashed cut over the slips for four.