Perth Test: Australia end Day 1 at 33-2 in reply to South Africa's 225

Faf du Plessis played a lone hand scoring an unbeaten 78 as South Africa were bowled out for 225 in Perth. Australia were 33/2 at stumps on Day 1.

updated: November 30, 2012 16:57 IST
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Perth: Faf du Plessis defied Australia's attack for the second time this week before running out of batting partners when South Africa was dismissed for 225 late on the first day of the third cricket Test.

Du Plessis finished unbeaten on 78 and guided crucial partnerships of 57 with Robin Peterson (31) and 64 with Vernon Philander (28) to lift South Africa out of serious trouble at 75-6 after winning the toss.

Australia reached 33-2 in the 11 overs before stumps.

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