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Test action from Aussie first innings

AAP logoAAP 12/11/2016 Andrew Drummond

AUSTRALIA'S FIRST INNINGS TEST DEMISE

10.30AM: Play starts after South Africa win the toss and send Australia to bat.

10.34AM: Opener David Warner (one) caught behind chasing a wide ball. Australia 1-2.

10.40AM: For the first time in Test history Australia loses both its openers for just one run each as Joe Burns is trapped lbw. Australia 2-2.

10.59AM: Rain starts to fall at Bellerive Oval, stopping play.

11.12AM: Play resumes.

11.20AM: After 32 minutes at the crease Usman Khawaja (four) edges the ball to first slip. Australia 3-8.

11.22AM: Incoming batsman Adam Voges faces one ball which he clips to the keeper. Australia 4-8.

11.42AM: Boasting a handy three wickets, South African paceman Vernon Philander leaves the ground after a mid-pitch tangle with Steve Smith as he goes for a run.

11.45AM: Test debutant Callum Ferguson (two) is run out. Australia 5-17.

12.15PM: Peter Nevill (three) is gievn out lbw after the Proteas refer to the DRS. Australia 6-31.

12.30PM: A dramatic first session closes with Australia 6-43 at lunch. Smith is unbeaten on 20 and Joe Mennie is 10 not out.

1.10PM: Play resumes with Philander back in South Africa's bowling attack after being given a fitness all clear.

1.15PM: Australia scrapes together 50 runs from 156 deliveries in 113 minutes.

1.25PM: Mennie is bowled for 10, with his off stump sent flying by a Philander delivery. Australia 7-59.

1.32PM: Replacement batsman Mitchell Starc contributes four runs in six minutes before playing a high shot toward gully which is snatched by a flying JP Duminy. Australia 8-66.

1.41PM: Josh Hazlewood finds the boundary twice before being caught at first slip. Australia 9-85.

1.49PM: Australia's first innings comes to a close after 147 minutes with the dismissal of Nathan Lyon (two), caught behind. Smith remains 48 not out and top scores for the Aussies. Philander finishes with five for 21.

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