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1st Test, Brisbane, Nov 9 - 13 2012, South Africa tour of Australia
(68 ov)450 & 166/5
565/5d
Match drawn
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia on points as South Africa battle to draw

South Africa began the first Test looking every inch the world's best team. They ended it cornered, scrapping unattractively to secure a draw

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
South Africa450/9(151.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Jacques Kallis147 (274)
Hashim Amla104 (244)
Australia565/5(138 overs)1st INNINGS
Michael Clarke*259 (398)
Ed Cowan136 (257)
Morne Morkel3/127(31)
Dale Steyn1/129(30)
South Africa166/5(68 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 68Maiden
SA: 166/5CRR: 2.44 
Vernon Philander1 (14)
AB de Villiers29 (114)
James Pattinson19-3-58-2
Nathan Lyon13-5-41-2

4.55 pm The Test has come to an end. Clarke has agreed to call it off with 11 overs remaining. It's been drawn and you'd have to say Australia had the better of it ever since the second day was washed out completely. South Africa won't be too disappointed either, especially after they lost Duminy to injury on the first day before he could play any sort of role in this game. The pitch seemed to be on the flatter side, but had one day not been lost to rain, there could have been a result.

The Man of the Match is the double-centurion Michael Clarke, who said Australia will take plenty of momentum from this performance to the Adelaide Test, which is a whole week away.

There will be lots of analysis from Firdose Moonda and Brydon Coverdale up on the site over the new couple of hours. Thank you for all your emails over the last five days. I try and read as many as I can! Cheers.

67.6
Pattinson to Philander, no run

shoulders arms outside off stump once again

67.5
Pattinson to Philander, no run

a full toss outside off stump, driven from the crease towards cover

67.4
Pattinson to Philander, no run

good length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

67.3
Pattinson to Philander, no run

defended with a straight bat towards the bowler

67.2
Pattinson to Philander, no run

another full ball and it's driven to Pattinson, who fields and throws the ball towards Wade, making him dive to his left and collect

67.1
Pattinson to Philander, no run

full and in the blockhole, Philander keeps it out

end of over 671 run
SA: 166/5CRR: 2.47 
AB de Villiers29 (114)
Vernon Philander1 (8)
Nathan Lyon13-5-41-2
James Pattinson18-2-58-2
66.6
Lyon to AB, no run

that's wide outside leg stump

66.5
Lyon to AB, no run

AB steps out and drives very hard along the ground, Lyon sticks his right hand out and fields

66.4
Lyon to AB, no run

defended on the front foot

66.3
Lyon to AB, no run

Lyon throws the ball back at AB after fielding off his own bowling, AB came out of his crease and drove straight

66.2
1
Lyon to Philander, 1 run

Philander moves forward and pushes the ball towards point

66.1
Lyon to Philander, no run

defended on the front foot

Lyon from round the wicket at the new batsman Philander.

Peter: "I agree that Rudolph has overstayed his welcome. I would also replace him with Tsolekile as it would then free up AB from 'keeper duties as well and make him concentrate more on his batting."

end of over 66Maiden
SA: 165/5CRR: 2.50 
AB de Villiers29 (110)
Vernon Philander0 (6)
James Pattinson18-2-58-2
Nathan Lyon12-5-40-2
65.6
Pattinson to AB, no run

played off the back foot towards point

65.5
Pattinson to AB, no run

defended back to the bowler

Macoure: "To the Lyon doubters. Have a look at this spell and see what he can do! 2-14 off 10! What a comeback after he was smashed early. Go on, son!" South Africa haven't been playing with any real intent though, just block block block

65.4
Pattinson to AB, no run

good length on off stump at 135 kph, defended from the crease back to the bowler

65.3
Pattinson to AB, no run

played from the crease towards mid off

65.2
Pattinson to AB, no run

AB strides forward and lets it go outside off

65.1
Pattinson to AB, no run

short of a length outside off, the batsman lets it go

James Pattinson to have a final crack at the South Africans.

Stiaan: "I'd happily replace Rudolph with Faf. He has had his chances over and over again! Away with his bat!!"

end of over 65Maiden
SA: 165/5CRR: 2.53 
Vernon Philander0 (6)
AB de Villiers29 (104)
Nathan Lyon12-5-40-2
Rob Quiney4-3-3-0
64.6
Lyon to Philander, no run

pushed off the front foot towards point

64.5
Lyon to Philander, no run

defended on the front foot towards the bowler

Best performances - batsmen
Michael Clark player pic
MJ Clarke
259 runs (398)
26 fours
0 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
74 runs
8 fours
0 sixes
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Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis
147 runs (274)
14 fours
1 six
Control89%
Productive shot
leg glance
52 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
James Pattinson
JL Pattinson
O
34
M
6
R
93
W
3
ECO
2.74
Morne Morkel portrait
M Morkel
O
31
M
6
R
127
W
3
ECO
4.1
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2056
Hours of play (local time)09:30am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days9,10,11,12,13 November 2012 - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Rob Quiney
Rob Quiney
Rory Kleinveldt
Rory Kleinveldt
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
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Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
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Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
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Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle