Australia vs South Africa 2012 1st Test Match Live Score
One of the most anticipated summers of cricket in recent memory comes to fruition tomorrow morning in Brisbane as South Africa and Australia battle over five days for world supremacy.
The best Test side in the world, South Africa, venture to the ‘Gabba’ for the first time in forty years to face an Australian team out to prove that they are rejuvenated and the ‘rebuilding phase’ is complete. Arguably the two best fast bowling attacks in world cricket come face to face on a Brisbane pitch that has its fair share of bounce and swing. Due to this, many players, coaches and journalists have tipped the batsman to make a real difference which questions hanging over the Australian top order. Four ICC points separate the top three Test teams in the world ratings. South Africa defeated England in August to ascend to the top of Test rankings whilst Australia sits at third, it is plain and simple, and the winner of this series takes the ICC Test Championship Mace. South Africa have the early advantage with the mental edge in winning the last series in Australia in 2008 (2-1) and having drawn the last series in South Africa (1-1) where Australia were embarrassingly bowled out for 47. Can South Africa be the first team since 1988 to defeat the Aussies at the Brisbane fortress?