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Cricket: Kallis century sets up South Africa assault

Jacques Kallis hit a century in his final Test match and steered South Africa into a strong position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Sunday. South Africa took a first innings lead of 166, then put India under pressure as the tourists reached 68 for two at the close, still trailing by 98 runs.

Cricket: Kallis century sets up South Africa assault

Jacques Kallis hit a century in his final Test match and steered South Africa into a strong position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Sunday. South Africa took a first innings lead of 166, then put India under pressure as the tourists reached 68 for two at the close, still trailing by 98 runs.

Cricket: Kallis century takes South Africa ahead

Jacques Kallis hit a century in his final Test match and steered South Africa into a first innings lead on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday. South Africa were 395 for seven at lunch, a lead of 61. Kallis made 115, his 45th Test century. He is second on the all-time list of Test century-makers behind Sachin Tendulkar, who hit 51 hundreds before retiring at the end of India's series against the West Indies last month.

Cricket: Kallis grinds it out in final Test

Jacques Kallis, playing in his final Test match, ground out an unbeaten 78 after South Africa lost three wickets in quick succession on the third day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Saturday. South Africa were 299 for five, 35 runs behind India's first innings total of 334, when rain brought an early close. Kallis received a standing ovation from the crowd and a guard of honour from the Indian players when he walked out to bat after Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla had been dismissed for 47 and three respectively.

Cricket: Kallis grinds it out in final Test

Jacques Kallis, playing in his final Test match, ground out an unbeaten 78 after South Africa lost threewi ckets in quick succession on the third day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Saturday. South Africa were 299 for five, 35 runs behind India's first innings total of 334, when rain brought an early close. Kallis received a standing ovation from the crowd and a guard of honour from the Indian players when he walked out to bat after Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla had been dismissed for 47 and three respectively.

Cricket:Kallis stands tall against Indian attack

Jacques Kallis, playing in his final Test match, hit a solid half-century after South Africa lost three wickets in quick succession on the third day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Saturday. South Africa were 267 for four at tea, 67 runs behind India's first innings total of 334. Kallis (61 not out) and AB de Villiers (74) shared a fourth wicket partnership of 127 after South Africa lost three wickets for ten runs to be wobbling at 113 for three, with left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja taking two of the wickets.

Cricket: Kallis takes 200th Test catch

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 match, joined India's Rahul Dravid, who held 210 catches in 164 matches. Jadeja edged a ball from off-spinner JP Duminy and Kallis dived low and to his left at slip to hold the chance.

Cricket: Pollock, Wessels praise Kallis

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 South African cricket to a new level, as an all-rounder and specifically as a batsman.

Cricket: Waqar praises 'best all-rounder' Kallis

Former Pakistan fast bowler and coach Waqar Younis described Jacques Kallis as one of the world's leading all-rounders after the South African star announced his retirement from Test cricket. Kallis, 38, said Wednesday that the second Test between South Africa and India, starting in Durban on Thursday, would be his 166th and final appearance although he will continue to play one-day internationals. "I think one cannot ask for more from a human body than Kallis's -- runs, wickets, catches. He has done everything with distinction," Waqar told AFP.

Cricket: Kallis announces retirement from Test cricket

South African cricketing great Jacques Kallis will retire from Test and First-Class cricket after the upcoming Test against India, which gets underway in Durban on Thursday, he announced on Wednesday. However, the 38-year-old -- described by Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Haroon Lorgat as the test team's 'Rock of Gibraltar' -- is determined to play for the one day team at the 2015 World Cup. "It's been an honour and a privilege to have been part of the South African Test team since making my debut 18 years ago," the star all-rounder said.
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