Result: Australia edge ahead in first Test against South Africa with six first-innings wickets remaining

Result: Australia lead South Africa by 37
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Michael Clarke remains at the crease on 218 runs as Australia take a lead of 37 at the close of play on day four of the first Test against South Africa.

Australia have taken a lead of 37 runs in the Gabba at the close of play on day four of the first Test against South Africa.

The Aussies sit on 487 for four with six wickets remaining in their first innings courtesy of Michael Clarke, who remains at the crease on 218 runs.

The 31-year-old managed to score 21 boundaries but will have to claim another 112 runs to surpass his biggest Test score of 329.

Michael Hussey is also not out on 86 after racking up a combined run total of 188 in a partnership with Clarke, while Ed Cowan secured a maiden century to help push up the runs total for Australia.

Australia's Ed Cowan leaves the field after being run out for 136
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