South Africa dominate Australia on opening day of first Test

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis remained unbeaten to guide South Africa to 255-2 at stumps against Australia on Friday after the series-opening day was called short due to bad light.

updated: November 09, 2012 20:54 IST
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Brisbane: Hashim Amla showed he wouldn't be intimidated by Australia's mind games, scoring an unbeaten 90 to guide South Africa to 255-2 at stumps on Friday after a series-opening day dominated by the batsmen.

Amla surpassed 5,000 career runs and shared partnerships of 136 with Jacques Kaliis (84 not out) for the third wicket and 90 for the second wicket with opener Alviro Petersen (64).

A leaked Australia team dossier which appeared in local media in the lead-up to the first test said Amla was susceptible to "psychological warfare."

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