The opening Test of the Australia-South Africa clash ended in a draw with Gabba witnessing mammoth knocks ending in honours being shared. A look at the statistical highlights.
# Michael Hussey (100) has posted his second hundred against South Africa. Of his 17 Test centuries, twelve have been recorded by Hussey at home.
# Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke have shared a stand of 228 for the fifth wicket - Australia's highest against South Africa in Tests in Australia.
# The above partnership is their second highest for the fifth wicket against South Africa, behind the 385 between Steve Waugh and Greg Blewett at Johannesburg in February/March 1997.
# Two double century partnerships have been posted in the same Test innings for Australia For the sixth time - their first instance against South Africa.Â Overall, the said instance is the 22nd in Test Cricket.
# Vernon Philander conceded 100 runs for the first time in a Test innings. Â
# Three Australian batsmen have recorded centuries for the fourth time in a Test innings against South Africa.
# Two consecutive Tests involving Australia and South Africa, played at Brisbane have failed to produce results for the first time. Australia have won two out of four contested against South Africa at Gabba. After 13 result-oriented Tests between Australia and South Africa, a Test match has ended in a draw.
# Australia (565/5d) have recorde their highest total against South Africa at Brisbane.
# Australia's aforesaid total is the fourth highest against South Africa in Tests
# Michael Clarke's magnificent unbeaten 259 is the highest individual score by an Australian batsman against South Africa in Tests at Brisbane.
# Clarke's above knock is the highest by any batsman at Brisbane, bettering the 235 not out by Alastair Cook for England against Australia in November 2010.
# Clarke's above innings is the second highest by an Australian player against South Africa in Tests, behind Don Bradman's unbeaten 299 at Adelaide in January 1932.
# Clarke has received his first Man of the Match award against South Africa - his sixth in Tests.
# For the first time in the first and second innings of a Test match, five hundreds have been registered in South Africa-Australia Tests.
# Jacques Kallis (147 + 49) has estabished a record for the highest run-aggregate (196) for South Africa at Gabba, Brisbane.