Amla and Kallis lay strong foundation
South Africa 2 for 255 (Petersen 64, Amla 90*, Kallis 84*) v AustraliaScorecard and ball-by-ball details
Spectators who arrived at the Gabba in record numbers for a non-Ashes Test might have expected fire and brimstone from the Australian fast bowlers and plenty of chatter from their slips cordon. Instead the most resonant noise of the day was the repeated clunk of ball on the bats of Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis, as South Africa capitalised on a mediocre display from the hosts’ attack to waltz to 2 for 255 by the time bad light brought an early close.
Losing only the captain Graeme…
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