KALLIS

  • 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 30member 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 threematch 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 oneranked Test side, have had only...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders win maiden IPL title May 27, 2012

    We have a new IPL titlist. Inspired by Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis' divergent halfcenturies 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 countrys 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 7, 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 sixwicket 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 matchwinning innings as Kolkata Knight Riders stamped their authority over Chennai Super Kings, beating them by five wickets and staying one place below tabletoppers 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 tworun 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 legspinner...
  • 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 postapartheid debut in cricket's oneday 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 8, 2012

    Jaipur: An inspired Rajasthan Royals inflicted a second successive defeat on Kolkata Knight Riders as the Gautam Gambhirled 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 5, 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 eightwicket win over Kolkata. Pathan finishes with 42 not out off 20 balls, which includes...
  • KKR coach wary of understrength Delhi April 4, 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 Sehwagled 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 oneoff Twenty20 match against India was evenly poised before rain stopped play, helping the hosts to emerge as winners by 11 runs via the DuckworthLewis 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 oneoff Twenty20 at The Wanderers by 11 runs, with the result settled in anticlimactic manner by the DuckworthLews 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 200run partnership that wrested control of the first Test from New Zealand on Friday. South Africa were 2683 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 rainaffected first day of the first Test. South Africa were 191 for seven at stumps on a day shortened...
  • Can NZSA intensity seep into ODIs? February 24, 2012

    After a tough threematch Twenty20 series, which ended with New Zealand imploding astoundingly to lose 21, the teams face off for the first of three oneday internationals at Wellington's Westpac Stadium. The last oneday match these teams contested was the dramatic 2011 World Cup quarterfinal 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 oneday international (ODI) squad for the remainder of the series against Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Sunday. Allrounder Kallis, 36, has been rested while Amla, the topranked batsman in ODIs, has been granted time off...
  • Kallis to play only two ODIs against SL January 9, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa allrounder 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 careerbest 224, South Africa allrounder 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 208run defeat in the second...