SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: James Troisi of the Socceroos and Reneilwe Letsholoyane of South Africa contest the ball during the International Friendly match between the Australian Socceroos and South Africa at ANZ Stadium on May 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Sydney - Bafana Bafana went into the half-time break level with Australia at 1-1 in an international friendly in Sydney on Monday.

Ayanda Patosi scored the opener in the 13th minute with a curled finish at the far post.

Australia, however, equalised a minute later, courtesy of an own goal by Erick Mathoho.

The fixture is the Socceroos’ final game before they jet off to Brazil on Wednesday for the Fifa World Cup, starting on June 12.

Australia play their first match against Chile on June 13, while defending champions Spain and 2010 runners-up, the Netherlands, make up the rest of a stellar Group B.