South Africa forge ahead with Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis centuries
Amla, the top ranked batsman in world cricket, departed soon after reaching his milestone as the result of a harsh-looking lbw decision but Kallis batted on to reach 137 at the break with AB de Villiers alongside him on 32 not out.
The tourists resumed on 255 for two after the second day had been washed away by the Brisbane rain and although Australia's pace attack bowled better than they had on day one, Amla soon had the 10 runs he needed for his 17th test hundred.
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 with 104 runs to his name.
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 over the Gabba but in the next over, the evergreen Kallis smacked two runs through midwicket to bring
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