Australia A will go onto day three on 181-1, trailing SA A by 123 runs in their second four-day match in Townsville.
Omphile Ramela and Stephen Cook hit half-centuries for South Africa A against Australia A to close the day on 203-5.
Stiaan van Zyl is confident of bouncing back and continuing his form when SA A face Aus A in the second four-day match on Saturday.
Andile Phehlukwayo said it was tough adapting to the pink ball in the first match against Aus A, but believes his SA A side need to show more consistency.
Stephen Cook expressed his disappointment after SA A suffered a 197-run defeat to Australia A in the first of two four-day Tests.
Vernon Philander had a tough day at the office as he was on the receiving end of two nasty deliveries against Australia A.
A fifty from Andile Phehlukwayo on day four wasn’t enough to prevent South Africa losing the first four-day Test to Australia A in Brisbane.
Australia A take a 360-run lead through to the final day of the first Test against South Africa A in Brisbane.
South Africa A had their first experience of the pink ball overnight, but they were made to work hard as Australia A posted 302-5 on day one.
The SA A side will get their first taste of the pink-ball in first-class cricket when they play Aus A in Brisbane on Saturday.