Stalemate in Brisbane

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Updated: November 13, 2012

South Africa held their nerve on the final day of the first Test against Australia ensuring they move to Adelaide with all to play for in the second Test. There were some nervy moments late in the afternoon however the visitors saw it through until Australian captain Michael Clarke called time on the days proceedings with 10 overs to spare.

Australia had declared their first innings closed on 565 for five, an hour before lunch, with Michael Clarke unbeaten on 259 off 398 balls with 26 fours, the highest test score at the Gabba, giving Australia an overall lead of 115.

The Proteas then made their way to 166 for five in their second innings with Jacques Kallis top scoring with 49 as the tourists eked out a 51-run lead.

The early part of the day had belonged exclusively to the hosts as Clarke and Michael Hussey took their fifty-wicket stand to 228 off 45.3 overs. Hussey brought up his 17th test century off just 128 deliveries, while Clarke reached 250 off 391 balls.

South Africa 450 (Amla 104, Kallis 147, Pattinson 3-93) and 5 for 166 (Kallis 49, Lyon 2-41, Pattinson 2-58) drew with Australia 5 for 565 declared (Clarke 259*, Cowan 136, Hussey 100, Morkel 3-127)