Kallis

  • 3rd T20: England aim to level the series September 11, 2012

    Birmingham: England will look to get the better of South Africa in the third Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Wednesday to level the series and carry the momentum into the ICC World Twenty20 which begins next week. South Africa lead the series after hammering the hosts in the opener at...
  • Clarke selected as captain of ICC Test team August 30, 2012

    Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday nominated Michael Clarke for the 'International Cricketer of the Year' award and also selected him as captain of the ICC Test team which includes four players from the new No. 1 Test team, South Africa. Dale Steyn has found a place in the...
  • SA's win over Eng was bitter-sweet: Boucher August 22, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa's 2-0 win over England in a three-Test series which took them to the top of the ICC rankings was 'bitter-sweet', former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher said here on Wednesday. "It was difficult watching the match from the sidelines, but when I saw the guys with the messages on their...
  • Philander achieves career-best ranking August 21, 2012

    Dubai: South Africa’s Vernon Philander played a pivotal role in South Africa’s 51-run win over England at Lord’s this week with seven wickets, and has now jumped to second place in the ICC Test bowler rankings, his highest ranking. Philander had figures of 2 for 48 and five for 30 in...
  • Eng-SA 3rd Test hangs in the balance August 18, 2012

    London: The third Test between England and South Africa remains finely poised as the touring side reached 145 for 3 at stumps on day three on Saturday, for a lead of 139 after a pulsating third day at Lord's. Hashim Amla, who was dropped on 2 by Matt Prior off Stuart...
  • Kallis backs Pietersen to bounce back August 14, 2012

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis believes Kevin Pietersen will bounce back after his dramatic omission from the England Test side for this week's series finale against the Proteas at Lord's. England's selectors made their decision to drop Pietersen following reports he sent text messages to several South Africa players during the...
  • De Villiers shines as SA prepare for Test August 11, 2012

    London: AB de Villiers blasted a quick-fire 97 as South Africa warmed up for next week's third Test against England at Lord's with a dominant start to their tour match at Derbyshire on Friday. De Villiers smashed his imperious innings of 97 from just 96 balls before retiring out and...
  • 2nd Test: Leeds Test heading for a draw August 5, 2012

    London: The second Test between England and South Africa at Headingley looked to be heading for a draw on Sunday, after rain stopped play during day four's afternoon session. South Africa's batsmen had reached 39 for 0 in their second innings at the end of the day four, with Jacques Rudolph...
  • Smith, Kallis add to SA's injury woes August 5, 2012

    Leeds: South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will not bowl on day four of the ongoing second Test against England because of recurring lower back spasms, a team spokeswoman said on Sunday. Captain Graeme Smith also had his injured left knee strapped as South Africa grapple with a spate of injuries to...
  • Smith to rejoin team for the second Test July 30, 2012

    London: South Africa captain Graeme Smith is to rejoin his team-mates in time for the second Test against England after jetting home to attend the birth of his first child. Smith returned to Cape Town last week after steering the Proteas to an innings victory against the hosts at The...
  • Kallis rested for ODIs against England July 25, 2012

    Johannesburg: Jacques Kallis has been omitted from South Africa's one-day squad for the series against England so he can rest before the World Twenty20, Cricket South Africa said on Wednesday. The 36-year-old Kallis, a veteran of 321 ODIs, was replaced in the 15-man squad by new cap Dean Elgar. South Africa will...
  • Tendulkar, Zaheer static in ICC Test rankings July 25, 2012

    Dubai: Veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan remained static at their respective 12th spots to be the highest-placed Indian cricketers in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Wednesday. While Tendulkar is the only Indian in the top-20 of the batting list, Zaheer has company in the form...
  • 1st Test: Amla triple ton takes SA close to win July 23, 2012

    London: Hashim Amla's epic triple century that took more than 13 hours has South Africa poised to win the first Test against England, with the hosts trailing by 150 runs on Sunday with six second-innings wickets in hand. Amla's 311 not out from 529 balls lasted 790 minutes, contained 35 boundaries...
  • 1st Test: South Africa in charge over England July 21, 2012

    London: Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith hit centuries as South Africa wiped out England's lead in the first Test at The Oval on Saturday by closing on 403 for 2 - 18 runs in front. Amla was 183 not out, with 22 fours from 369 balls, while captain Smith made 131...
  • 1st Test: South Africa take command over Eng July 21, 2012

    London: After showing their bowling prowess on day two, South Africa displayed their batting superiority on the third day as they reached 403 for 2 and took an 18-run lead in their first innings of the first Test against England at The Oval on Saturday. Hashim Amla hit a fluent unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: SA 86 for 1 at stumps on Day 2 July 21, 2012

    London: South Africa dominated day two of the first test with England, reaching 86 for 1 at stumps on Friday after dismissing the hosts for 385 at the Oval. Hashim Amla was unbeaten on 47 from 97 balls with six fours and Graeme Smith was 37 not out, leaving South...
  • Kallis, Smith in SA probables for World Twenty20 July 19, 2012

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) have included Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith in their 30-member provisional squad for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September. Kallis last featured as a regular member of South Africa's Twenty20 squad in 2010 during the tour of the West Indies, though he...
  • Kallis not bothered by SA's lack of preparation July 17, 2012

    London: Allrounder Jacques Kallis says that South Africa are ready for their battle for Test cricket supremacy in a three-match series against England, despite what some critics believe has been inadequate preparation time. South Africa, aiming to knock England off their perch as the number one-ranked Test side, have had only...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders win maiden IPL title May 28, 2012

    We have a new IPL titlist. Inspired by Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis' divergent half-centuries in a cracker of a final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Kolkata Knight Riders roared to their maiden IPL trophy with a memorably tense chase of 190 against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. There...
  • IPL 5, Match 63: As it happened May 14, 2012

    Chennai Super Kings Innings So Chennai keep their hopes alive with that crucial win that draws them level on points with Kolkata in the standings, and it's an especially good win after Bangalore lost their match against Mumbai earlier in the day. It's their third win in a row, and Chennai...
  • 'IPL should help SA players learn teamwork' May 11, 2012

    Johannesburg: South African cricketers tend to perform better as individuals rather than as a unit, and they must learn a few lessons in teamwork through their stints in the ongoing IPL, feels country’s former paceman Makhaya Ntini. "Most of the South Africans playing in the IPL are performing very well," Ntini...
  • Onus on me and Kallis in playoffs: Gambhir May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: After leading his side to the top with a facile win over Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said he, along with senior batsman Jacques Kallis, will have to shoulder the responsibility of steering the team in the playoffs stage. Gambhir has been leading from the...
  • KKR down Delhi to take the top spot May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Jacques Kallis contributed with both bat and ball as Kolkata Knight Riders displaced Delhi Daredevils at the top of the IPL table with a six-wicket win at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Monday. With their eighth win in 12 matches, the Kolkatans take the top spot, while...
  • Dominant Kolkata continue winning run April 30, 2012

    Skipper Gautam Gambhir played another match-winning innings as Kolkata Knight Riders stamped their authority over Chennai Super Kings, beating them by five wickets and staying one place below table-toppers Delhi Daredevils in the points table. Gambhir (63 off 52) led KKR's chase of 140, driving, cutting and pulling any loose delivery...
  • Gilchrist credits fielding, bowling for narrow win April 15, 2012

    Kolkata: Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist credited superb fielding and tight bowling at the end for their thrilling two-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Defending a small total of 134, Punjab brought themselves back into the game with a three for 18 by leg-spinner...
  • Kolkata scrape home to go past Rajasthan April 13, 2012

    Kolkata Knight Riders made heavy work of a target of 132 in front of the Eden Gardens' faithful, beating Rajasthan Royals with four balls in hand for their second win of IPL 5. There was just one partnership to speak of during their chase on a slow surface but steady...
  • Bruised Rajasthan face Kolkata challenge April 12, 2012

    Bruised by their loss in an away game against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, Rajasthan Royals will face their second tough test when they play Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Barring Amit Singh and Brad Hogg, the other Rajasthan bowlers – Johan Botha, Ankeet Chavan and Kevon Cooper...
  • Balaji credits Kallis, Lee for good show April 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Laxmipathy Balaji, Man of the Match in Kolkata Knight Riders' first win of IPL 5, has credited Jacques Kallis and Brett Lee for their bowling performances, which he thought helped him in picking up four wickets in the success over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday. "One should give credit...
  • Kallis wants to win World Cup for South Africa April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis has vowed to defy age and history, saying he wants to win the 2015 World Cup for his country before calling it a day. Since their post-apartheid debut in cricket's one-day showpiece in 1992, South Africa have never made it to the World...