Kallis

  • 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...
  • RCB start as favourites against KKR April 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Less than a week into the fifth season of the lucrative IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders find themselves in a familiar predicament – two matches, two defeats, and another poor start to the tournament. Going into their third match against a much fancied Royal Challengers Bangalore, who picked up a...
  • IPL 5: Rajasthan inflict another defeat on KKR April 9, 2012

    Jaipur: An inspired Rajasthan Royals inflicted a second successive defeat on Kolkata Knight Riders as the Gautam Gambhir-led side lost by 22 runs in the seventh match of IPL 5 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Sunday. Chasing a competitive target of 165, Kolkata were pegged back by a flurry...
  • KKR vs DD, IPL Match 2: as it happened April 6, 2012

    Delhi Daredevils innings: 12th over: Delhi win. Requiring two runs in the last over, Pathan hits Rajat Bhatia for a boundary off the first ball as the visitors start off their IPL 5 campaign with an eight-wicket win over Kolkata. Pathan finishes with 42 not out off 20 balls, which includes...
  • KKR coach wary of under-strength Delhi April 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Conceding that even a depleted Delhi Daredevils side was capable of springing a "nasty surprise", Kolkata Knight Riders’ coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday that the Virender Sehwag-led side could not be taken lightly when the two teams would face each other in their first match of IPL 5. "Just...
  • Botha relieved to win tight match vs India March 31, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa skipper Johan Botha conceded that the one-off Twenty20 match against India was evenly poised before rain stopped play, helping the hosts to emerge as winners by 11 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method at the Wanderers on Friday. Chasing 220 to win, openers Gautam Gambhir (49) and Robin Uthappa...
  • South Africa claim D/L win over India March 31, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa won the one-off Twenty20 at The Wanderers by 11 runs, with the result settled in anticlimactic manner by the Duckworth-Lews method. Rain interrupted play five deliveries into the eighth over of India's spirited attempt to chase a target of 220 – the result of a stunning assault...
  • Smith, Kallis put SA in control in Dunedin March 9, 2012

    Dunedin: Graeme Smith made 115 and Jacques Kallis and unbeaten 107 in a 200-run partnership that wrested control of the first Test from New Zealand on Friday. South Africa were 268-3 at stumps on the third day with a lead of 233 runs. Smith's 23rd Test century and Kallis's 42nd led South...
  • 1st Test: Martin sparks South Africa collapse March 7, 2012

    Dunedin: Chris Martin dismissed three of the world's best players within four deliveries on Wednesday to reassert his power over South African batsmen and to spark New Zealand's sharp resurgence on the rain-affected first day of the first Test. South Africa were 191 for seven at stumps on a day shortened...
  • Can NZ-SA intensity seep into ODIs? February 24, 2012

    After a tough three-match Twenty20 series, which ended with New Zealand imploding astoundingly to lose 2-1, the teams face off for the first of three one-day internationals at Wellington's Westpac Stadium. The last one-day match these teams contested was the dramatic 2011 World Cup quarter-final in which New Zealand stunned...
  • Kallis better than Sachin, Dravid: Ganguly January 24, 2012

    Adelaide: While commentating during the fourth Test match between Australia and India in Adelaide on Tuesday, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said that he rates Jacques Kallis as the most effective player in Test cricket - even ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Ricky Ponting, who have scored more...
  • Kallis, Amla rested for last three SL ODIs January 16, 2012

    Johannesburg: Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla have been rested from South Africa's one-day international (ODI) squad for the remainder of the series against Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Sunday. All-rounder Kallis, 36, has been rested while Amla, the top-ranked batsman in ODIs, has been granted time off...
  • Kallis to play only two ODIs against SL January 9, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will not play in all the five ODIs against visitors Sri Lanka as he plans in advance to participate in what could be his sixth and last World Cup for the country in 2015. "I think I will play in at least the first...
  • Woman tracks 43 diet plans to lose weight January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In an age where people tend to be judged for their looks and weight as well, how hard is it to be fat in India? How hard is to come back from what media professional Kalli Purie calls the dark zone? At the first glance, it's hard to...
  • Ridiculous to be called old and slow: Kallis January 6, 2012

    Cape Town: Having recorded a career-best 224, South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis blasted the media, stating that only newspapers believed that he was too old and slow to have a place in the national cricket team. Just two days before hitting his double century against Sri Lanka in the third Test...
  • 3rd Test: Kallis, De Villiers batter SL January 4, 2012

    Cape Town: Sri Lanka lost two wickets after taking a pounding from South African batsmen Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers on the second day of the third and final Test at Newlands on Wednesday. Sri Lanka were 149 for two at the close in reply to South Africa's 580...
  • 3rd Test: Kallis, Petersen dominate Sri Lanka January 3, 2012

    Cape Town: Jacques Kallis and Alviro Petersen hit centuries as South Africa dominated the first day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Newlands on Tuesday. South Africa were 347 for three at the close after being sent in to bat. Kallis, playing in his 150th Test match,...
  • South Africa need to be mentally stronger: Smith January 3, 2012

    Cape Town: South Africa must be mentally stronger in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, captain Graeme Smith said on the eve of the match. The home team won the first Test at Centurion by an innings and then went down to a 208-run defeat in the second...
  • Philander back to boost South Africa January 3, 2012

    Cape Town: Vernon Philander and Alviro Petersen were recalled to boost an "embarrassed" South Africa on Monday as they aimed to bounce back from a shock defeat against Sri Lanka. South Africa face a high-pressure, series-deciding third Test in Cape Town starting on Tuesday, in a contest the home team was...
  • The best Test innings of 2011 December 31, 2011

    In a year with many centuries and individual contributions of brilliance, we pick ten innings that really stood out. Jacques Kallis – 161 v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town On the second day of the first Test of the year, an in-form Jacques Kallis provided the innings of the three-match...
  • Dilshan acclaims Sri Lanka's historic triumph December 29, 2011

    Durban: Sri Lanka captain Tillekeratne Dilshan acclaimed "one of the great wins" after his side completed an historic 208-run victory over South Africa on the fourth day of the second Test at Kingsmead on Thursday. There were wild scenes of celebration on the pitch when Rangana Herath bowled Marchant de Lange...
  • Sri Lanka earn first Test win in South Africa December 29, 2011

    Durban: Rangana Herath took 5-79 as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 208 runs in the second Test on Thursday for a breakthrough win in the country and a first victory in 16 matches. Spinner Herath wrapped up Sri Lanka's first-ever Test victory in South Africa late on Day Four and...
  • South Africa collapse puts Sri Lanka on top December 27, 2011

    Durban: Sri Lanka pounced on South Africa's dismal recent record at Kingsmead to bowl the home team out for 168 in the second Test on Tuesday and move into a commanding 177-run first-innings lead at stumps on the second day. Left-arm seamer Chanaka Welegedara took 5-52 to rip through South Africa's...
  • Cummins emerges as Australian Test hope November 21, 2011

    Johannesburg: A year ago, Pat Cummins was playing grade cricket. Now, at 18, he has emerged as Australia's next great fast bowling hope. After taking six for 79 in South Africa's second innings to give his team a chance of winning the second and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium,...
  • 2nd Test: Amla, De Villiers put SA in control November 20, 2011

    Johannesburg: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers put South Africa in control of the decisive second Test against Australia at Wanderers on Saturday, pushing the Proteas toward a series win with an unbroken 139-run stand on Day Three on Saturday. Amla was 89 not out and De Villiers 70 not out...