Australia v South Africa: first Test, day one – live

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  • Updates as the three-Test cricket series begins at the Gabba
  • Start time in Brisbane is 10:20am/11:20am AEDT/12:20am GMT
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The national anthems round out the formalities. Both teams on the field, as per tradition, with large flags held parallel to the ground behind them. The reserve players and support staff ring the boundary, standing to attention with hands behind their backs as they have done for the duration.

The Welcome to Country is performed by Aunty Deb Sandy of the Yuggerah people, who asks everyone in the crowd to call out their names so that she can welcome them properly. A nice addition that I haven’t seen before. She also sends out condolences to the Wieambilla victims.

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Written by Geoff Lemon (now) and Jonathan Howcroft (later)
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