Kallis becomes the first South African to reach 8000 Test runs

On April 30, 2006, the fourth day of the second Test match at Cape Town against New Zealand, Jacques Kallis became the first South African and the 17th batsman overall to score 8000 or more runs in Test cricket. He achieved this feat during his 71-run knock in his sides’ first innings.

Kallis took 10 years and 137 days and 170th innings of the 101st Test match to reach this landmark. At 30 years and 196 days, Kallis is the second youngest to reach this landmark after India’s Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 29 years and 27 days. The accompanying table has the details.

* Also includes match for ICC World XI

- All data updated to April 30, 2006. 

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Written by Muhammad Asim on May 1st, 2006 with no comments.
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