India in SA

High price for Kallis ton

2011-01-04 08:52
Jacques Kallis (File)

Cape Town - South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis battled through the pain barrier to stroke a century on Monday but his heroics mean he is unlikely to play any further part in the third and final test against India.

Kallis was hit on the chest by a Shanthakumaran Sreesanth delivery before he was last man out as he helped the hosts to a first-innings total of 362.

He doggedly stayed on the pitch to pile up 161 runs but will now be unable to bowl or field and will only bat if South Africa are in dire straits during their second innings.

"Jacques took a blow to the side of the chest and has a contusion on the right rib with an accompanying muscle strain. He will definitely bat if needed to in the second innings but won't take the field when India bat," team manager Mohammed Moosajee told a news conference.

"The recovery time is about two weeks and he will probably miss the first two one-day internationals."

Kallis's fine innings gave South Africa an early advantage and their bowlers backed up the good work by claiming two quick wickets as India slipped to 28 for two before Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar lifted them to 142 for two at stumps.

"It's nice to contribute in an important game at a vital time so this hundred means as much as any of the others," Kallis said after scoring his 39th Test century.

"It wasn't easy out there, the pitch is quite tough, there's a bit of bounce and lateral movement. So it's great to come through a challenge like that, that's why we play the game. It was very satisfying."

The series is tied at 1-1.

Read more on:    india in sa
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Cape Cobras trounce Warriors

2014-11-28 23:00

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
30 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Africa: Land of Billionaires!

Find out who are the richest of the richest in Africa!

 
 

Men24.com

Best bro movies 2014
Every man should be able to do these three things
Goalkeeper saves five penalties with his FACE!
Hottie of the day: Jesselyn
Fixtures
17 December 2014
South Africa v West Indies, Centurion 10:30
26 December 2014
South Africa v West Indies, Port Elizabeth 10:30
02 January 2015
South Africa v West Indies, Cape Town 10:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Jacques Kallis' decision to retire from Test cricket after the Boxing Day match against India is...

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.