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9 Kilos of Jacques Kallis

Written by Commoner on November 11th, 2007   (391 views)

Jacques Kallis, the backbone of the South Africa batting lineup achieved yet another milestone of his brilliant career against New Zealand on the third day of the first Test Match at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday by completing his 9000 runs in the international test cricket. He achieved this mega-work while enabling South Africa to a historic win, in conjunction of a triple century partnership with Hashim Amla. South Africa has given the formidable target of 531 runs to Kiwis, while at the close of the play on third day, Kiwis were 57 for three, and the rest were trembling like autumn leaves.


Kallis and Amla proved too much for the New Zealander attack and they both shared a third wicket partnership of 330 against a illness and injury ridden guest team. Kallis made 186 stunning runs. His highest test score is 189. Kallis became the eighth legend in Test cricketing world when he was at the score of 120 to score 9000 runs. It was Kallis 28th Test century, putting him in sixth place in the international ranking in this regard.


Kallis is the first Protean player to achieve this glory. Kallis is continuing his extravagant form of scintillating batting, and he is committed to attack the red and white leather against all the oppositions. In this match, Kallis struck all across the field and he made solid 186 runs on 262 balls with the help of 25 fiery fours and 3 grand sixes. 


Kallis is carrying on his good form from the tour of Pakistan last month, where he scored three royal centuries in four innings of two test matches against Pakistan. Kallis is the premier batsman of South Africa and he is the highest test scorer from them. In his 186 innings of 109 Test Matches, he has scored 28 centuries and 45 half centuries. He is all poised to go a long way.

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