Skipper Graeme Smith said South Africa had a few things to work on before next week's second Adelaide Test after fighting for a draw with Australia in the Gabba opener on Tuesday.

 

The top-rated Proteas had the better of the match in the opening days, compiling 450 in their first innings. But they were forced to dig in for a draw after Australia gained an innings lead with 565 for five declared in reply.

The South Africans were put under pressure by Michael Clarke's declaration but batted out 68 overs to be 166 for five when stumps were drawn early on the final day.

 

Smith said South Africa had a few things to work on for the second Test starting on November 22.

 

"There's enough time to reflect and to get one or two things right for Adelaide," he said.