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The first Test between South Africa and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane may have ended in a high-scoring draw, but there can be no two ways as to who would be the better satisfied side following the conclusion of the rain-marred opening Test.

The Gabba Test as expected petered out into a draw though South Africa had their anxious moments in saving the game.

The Gabba Test is heading towards a definite draw as Australia moved into a first innings lead closing Day 4 at 487 for 4 in 121 overs

It is said that the first innings of a Test often sets the tone as to which way the series would progress. And if that logic is applied to what has transpired in the Brisbane Test so far...

South Africa are in the driver’s seat in the Gabba Test after taking three quick wickets to rock the Australian top order. However, by the close of a long third day’s play...

The second day’s play at the Gabba was washed out by torrential rain with not a single ball bowled. It is only after a long gap of 14 years that an entire day’s play has been lost in a Test Match played in Australia.

South Africa will play in the opening Test at Gabba with just the ten batsmen as their left-hander JP Duminy has been ruled out of action with an accidental heel injury.

South Africa finished the opening day’s play at a strong position of 255 for 2 with Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis heading towards centuries.

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