Proteas take control in Brisbane

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Updated: November 11, 2012

Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla both struck centuries before Morne Morkel claimed two early wickets as South Africa took control at stumps on the third day of the first test against Australia at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

Kallis weighed in with 147 off 274 balls with 14 fours and a six, his highest score against Australia, while Amla contributed 104 off 244 balls with seven fours and a six as South Africa were bowled out for 450 15 minutes after tea.

Paceman Morkel then picked up 2-25 as Australia struggled to 111 for three at stumps with only an unbroken 71-run fourth-wicket stand between Ed Cowan and Michael Clarke adding some respectability to the score.

Australia 3 for 111 (Cowan 49*, Morkel 2-25) trail South Africa 450 (Kallis 147, Amla 104, Pattinson 3-93) by 339 runs