South Africa bat out for draw in first Test against Australia

Australia is known for being positive in going for an outright victory and they left no stone unturned to achieve so. Yet, the time on hand was way too less for them to force one. The question South Africa need to answer though is, what if that day was not washed out?

updated: November 13, 2012 15:23 IST
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Brisbane: South Africa staved off Australia's push for an unlikely victory to bat out for a draw in the first Gabba Test on Tuesday, though the home team could take heart from having the better of the encounter.

The top-ranked South Africans lost five wickets and effectively were six down with injured JP Duminy unable to bat, but the Australians frustrated by calls going against them could not make further inroads.

At the close after trailing by 115 runs on the first innings, South Africa were 166 for five with AB de Villiers not out 29 and Vernon Philander not out one.

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