Pretoria - Shaun Marsh led an Australian fightback on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
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were 176 for four at tea. They were reeling at 98 for four after being
sent in to bat but Marsh (67 not out) and Steve Smith (29 not out) added
an unbeaten 78 for the fifth wicket with positive stroke play.
Warner hit two boundaries off Dale Steyn in the first over of the match
but made only 12 before he was bowled by Steyn, edging an attempted cut
into his stumps.
Chris Rogers made four before he was caught at short leg off Morne Morkel.
tall fast bowler's first delivery of the match, after he replaced
Steyn, was a bouncer which struck Rogers on the shoulder. The next ball
was another lifter which Rogers fended to the leg side, with JP Duminy
diving to his right to take a good catch.
New cap Alex Doolan and Marsh added 48 for the third wicket before Doolan was caught at midwicket off Ryan McLaren for 27.
Captain Michael Clarke became Steyn's second victim when he top-edged a hook to fine leg after scoring 23.
who survived a sharp chance to Hashim Amla at gully off Morkel when he
had 12, went through a quiet period when he scored only nine runs in 18
overs on either side of lunch but reached his half-century off 101 balls
with seven fours.Teams:
Graeme Smith (captain), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Faf du
Plessis, AB de Villiers (wkt), JP Duminy, Robin Peterson, Ryan McLaren,
Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel
Clarke (captain), Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Steve Smith,
Shaun Marsh, Brad Haddin (wkt), Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter
Siddle, Nathan Lyon
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Richard Illingworth (ENG)
TV umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)