Kallis

  • Jacques Kallis the greatest allrounder of modern era: Shaun Pollock December 28, 2013

    Durban: Former South African captain Shaun Pollock termed Jacques Kallis as the "greatest allrounder of the modern era" and someone who can only be compared to the contemporary legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara to name a few. "In the modern era, he will go down as the...
  • 2nd Test: Kallis stands firm as SA just 35 runs away from India's 334 December 29, 2013

    Playing his final Test, Jacques Kallis approached his 45th century as South Africa made their position strong on day three of the second Test, reaching 299 for 5 at stumps, just 35 runs shy of India's first innings total of 334. Kallis (78*) looked in imperious touch even in the 2nd...
  • Kallis gets guard of honour in his final Test December 28, 2013

    Durban: Retiring South African allrounder Jacques Kallis was on Saturday given a guard of honour by the Indian players as he walked out to bat in the second and final cricket Test at Kingsmead here. Kallis, who will retire from Test cricket after this game, walked out to bat to a...
  • Jacques Kallis takes 200th Test catch December 27, 2013

    Durban: Jacques Kallis became the second fielder to take 200 catches in Test cricket when he held a sharp chance to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Friday. Kallis, playing in his 166th and final Test...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa reach 81/0 after India's 334 on Day 2 December 28, 2013

    Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding up for 334, adding just 153 for the loss of nine wickets on a...
  • Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praise Kallis December 26, 2013

    Durban: Former South African captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praised Jacques Kallis as one of South Africa's all-time great cricketers following the announcement that he will retire from Test cricket after this week's match against India at Kingsmead. Pollock said on Thursday that Kallis had been responsible for taking...
  • King Kallis, the quiet conqueror set to retire December 26, 2013

    Durban: Jacques Kallis was never one for displays of emotion or grand speeches. Instead, he preferred to move quietly, even serenely, through an 18-year Test career that established him as arguably the greatest allrounder of cricket's modern era. His expressions were mostly concealed by his helmet while batting or by his...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 December 26, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: India have opted to bat. Ravindra Jadeja replaces R Aswin while South Africa bring in Robin Peterson in place of Imran Tahir. A dramatic draw at Johannesburg last weekend has nicely set up the Durban Test but,...
  • Waqar praises 'best allrounder' Kallis December 26, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Former Pakistan fast bowler and coach Waqar Younis described Jacques Kallis as one of the world's leading allrounders after the South African star announced his retirement from Test cricket. Kallis, 38, said on Wednesday that the second Test between South Africa and India, starting in Durban on Thursday, would...
  • Indefatigable and inspiring, Kallis leaves rich legacy December 25, 2013

    It turned out to be an emotional 12 months for Test cricket as South Africa's Indefatigable warhorse Jacques Kallis quit the format, having cemented his place as statistically the greatest allrounder ever and a modern great of the game. Australian Ricky Ponting bowed out at Perth late last year while India...
  • Maturity and calmness of Jacques Kallis will be missed: SA Coach December 25, 2013

    Durban: South African coach Russell Domingo today said his team would "sorely" miss the "maturity" of Jacques Kallis in the dressing room and they have a challenge to manage the legendary all-rounder in a way that he could be in peak form before the 2015 ODI World Cup. Kallis announced his...
  • Jacques Kallis to quit Test cricket after Durban match December 25, 2013

    South Africa allrounder Jacques Kallis has decided to quit Test cricket after the second Test against India, Cricket South Africa announced on Wednesday. Kallis, cricket's fourth highest Test run-getter, will remain available for selection in limited-overs cricket, that means he still has a chance to play at the 2015 ICC World...
  • Zaheer Khan becomes fourth Indian to take 300 Test wickets December 22, 2013

    Johannesburg: Zaheer Khan on Sunday became the fourth Indian bowler and only the second pacer to take 300 wickets in Test matches. The 35-year-old achieved the milestone when Jacques Kallis, batting at 34, was given leg before wicket by umpire Rod Tucker despite his edging the ball onto his pads at...
  • 1st Test: Indian pacers limit South Africa to 213/6 on Day 2 December 19, 2013

    Johannesburg: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were bundled out for 280 in their first innings but clawed back brilliantly...
  • South Africa rest Jacques Kallis for third ODI December 10, 2013

    Centurion: South Africa, who are leading the ODI series 2-0 have decided to rest Jacques Kallis for the third match, but a decision to sit out Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel is yet to be taken. After making a comeback into the ODI fold, Kallis hasn't done that great but South...
  • Steyn, Kallis declared fit for 1st ODI against India December 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: Fast bowler Dale Steyn and allrounder Jacques Kallis have recovered from minor injuries to be available for selection for South Africa's first one-day international against India at the Wanderers on Thursday. Cricket South Africa says Steyn is fit again after a side strain and Kallis' sprained finger has also healed....
  • South Africa rest Steyn, Smith and Kallis for final Pakistan ODI November 29, 2013

    Steyn, Kallis, Smith all missing for Proteas JohanneSburg: South Africa will be without three of their most experienced players for the final one-day international against Pakistan on Saturday after Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis picked up injuries and Graeme Smith was given compassionate leave. With Pakistan seeking an historic 3-0 whitewash over...
  • 2nd ODI: Under-pressure South Africa face Pakistan in a must win match November 26, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: After strangely deciding to drop their most successful limited-overs bowler this year, South Africa have slipped suddenly from a resounding 4-1 away win over Pakistan to the prospect of losing a one-day series against the same team for the first time. The 23-run defeat in the opening match of...
  • 1st ODI: Pakistan beat South Africa by 23 runs November 24, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page After squaring off the two-match Twenty20 series, South Africa and Pakistan will once again face each other in the three-match one day international series, starting in Cape Town on Sunday. South Africa's team is bolstered by the return of experienced allrounder...
  • Jacques Kallis returns to South Africa ODI squad November 21, 2013

    Cape Town: Jacques Kallis was recalled to South Africa's one-day squad on Thursday for two home series against Pakistan and India, putting the veteran allrounder in line to play his first ODI in nearly two years. The 38-year-old Kallis appeared in the last of his 321 ODIs at home against New...
  • 1st Test: Quick South African wickets put Pakistan on top on Day 3 October 16, 2013

    South Africa were in a serious pinch after Pakistan routed the top order and left the Proteas reeling at 72 for 4, still trailing by 121 runs in the second innings on day three of an absorbing first Test on Wednesday. Alviro Petersen was out for 17, fellow opener and captain...
  • South Africa-Pakistan A warm-up match ends in a draw October 10, 2013

    Sharjah: South Africa geared up for the first Test against Pakistan after gaining useful batting and bowling practice in their drawn three-day match here on Thursday. They managed 109 for 3 in their second innings with an overall lead of 152 against Pakistan 'A' on the final day at the...
  • Warm-up match: Five SA batsmen score fifties on opening day October 8, 2013

    Sharjah: Five top order South Africa batsmen warmed up for next week's first test against Pakistan by scoring half-centuries against Pakistan A on Tuesday. Jacque Kallis (70), Alviro Petersen (58), AB de Villiers (58) Hashim Amla (50) and JP Duminy (50 not out) all were among runs in hot and humid...
  • Graeme Smith 'on target' to return after ankle surgery September 10, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa captain Graeme Smith says he's "on target" to play against Pakistan next month after a four-month layoff following surgery on his left ankle. Smith had two pins inserted in his ankle to repair a stress fracture and has been in rehabilitation since May, but expects to be fit...
  • Jacques Kallis denies picking and choosing ODIs August 30, 2013

    Jacques Kallis, who earlier this month pledged his allegiance to South Africa's ODI team in a final bid to win the World Cup, has dismissed criticism that he picks and chooses when he plays for the country. The veteran allrounder, who will turn 38 on October 16, has not played...
  • Jacques Kallis to return to ODIs against India August 20, 2013

    Cape Town: Veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis has reiterated his future as an ODI cricketer while pledging his allegiance to his team in one final bid to win an ICC World Cup. Kallis, who will turn 38 on October 16, has not played an ODI since February 2012 and...