South Africa hangs on for draw in 'topsy turvy' Gabba Test

Sydney, Nov 13(ANI): The first Test match between Australia and South Africa at Gabba, Brisbane ended in a draw on the fifth day with the visitors 5-166, leading by 51 with 11 overs left in the match.

Australia declared at 5-565 at drinks in the first session, leaving South Africa to chase 115, the Herald Sun reports.

Clarke's men hoped to bowl South Africa out cheaply and at one stage had the home team, already without batsman JP Duminy, at 2-55 thanks to a brilliant assault by Pattinson.

Pattinson snared Proteas captain Graeme Smith and fellow opener Alviro Petersen, who both poked at deliveries outside off stump, but a solid 49 by Jacques Kallis and 29 from AB de Villiers ensured the draw.

Clarke was left unbeaten on 259 when he declared, as he passed Don Bradman's best Gabba knock of 226, then overtook England opener Alistair Cook's 235 to become the ground's highest scorer. (ANI)