Brisbane, Nov 13: South Africa managed to bat out a draw against host Australia in the first Test at Gabba on Tuesday.
The Proteas ended 166 for five after trailing 115 in the first innings and though the visitors lost their top-order, the Aussie bowlers couldn't get things their way. JP Duminy was also out injured leaving South Africa six down.
Jacques Kallis top scored with 49 while AB de Villers (29) and Vernon Philander (1) were not out.
Australia maintained their unbeaten record at the Brisbane ground which dates back to 1988 when West Indies won here last. The Aussies, under skipper Michael Clarke, have not lost in their last eight Test matches.
Meanwhile, South Africa have not lost an away Test match under captain Graeme Smith since losing to India at the Eden Gardens in February 2010.
Captain Clarke was named man-of-the-match for his double hundred, his third of the year, an unbeaten 259 which helped Australia dominate during the final two days.
The teams travel to Adelaide for their second Test three-Test series starting on November 22 at the Oval.