Early warning delivered

Kallis, Amla shine

The tourists had resumed on 255 for two after the second day had been washed away by rain and Amla soon had the 10 runs he needed for his 17th Test hundred, a third in his last four Tests. The 29-year-old cut James Pattinson for the seventh four of his innings to reach the mark, continuing the purple patch that included a century against England at Lord's and an unbeaten 311 at the Oval.

Amla had added just one more run to his tally when a Peter Siddle ball caught him high on the pad and umpire Asad Rauf sent him back to the pavilion. TV replays confirmed the ball would have gone over the stumps but Amla decided not to appeal after consulting Kallis and their 165-run partnership was over. There was now a stiff breeze blowing across the Gabba but in the next over, Kallis smacked two runs through midwicket to bring up his 44th Test hundred.

Australian quick James Pattinson (3-93) had the experienced all rounder caught at gully by Quiney four overs after lunch and then came back in his next over to remove AB de Villiers for 40. Vernon Philander (11) brought up the 400-run mark for South Africa with a huge six before he too was caught, in the slips by Clarke off Peter Siddle.

Steyn survived an lbw decision off the bowling of Ben Hilfenhaus thanks to the TV review system, leaving Jacques Rudolph (31) to become Australia's seventh victim and Lyons' second. The Gabba paused for two minutes' silence in memory of the dead of the two World Wars but reflection failed to galvanise the Australians and South Africa batted on until Hilfenhaus removed Steyn (15) and Morkel (0) just after tea.

Brief scores: South Africa 1st innings: 450/9 (J Kallis 147, H Amla 104, A Petersen 64; Pattinson 3/93, Hilfenhaus 2/73) vs Australia 1st innings: 111/3 (Ed Cowan 49 not out, Michael Clarke 34 not out; Morne Morkel 2/25).

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