India in SA

Kallis battles to lunch

2011-01-05 12:37
Jacques Kallis (Gallo)
Cape Town - Harbhajan Singh struck twice in his first two overs of the day as South Africa were plunged into deep trouble on the fourth day of the third and final Test against India at Newlands on Wednesday.

Zaheer Khan chipped in with a wicket as South Africa struggled to 121 for five at lunch, a lead of 119.

Jacques Kallis, batting in pain because of a bruised rib and a side strain, held the key to South Africa's hopes of posting a challenging target for India. He was on 33 not out.

Off-spinner Harbhajan, who exposed the first cracks in the South African batting order when he took two wickets shortly before the close of play on Tuesday, took just five balls to strike on Wednesday.

Alviro Petersen failed to add to his overnight score of 22 before going back on his stumps to be leg before wicket to Harbhajan.

In Harbhajan's next over, Hashim Amla was bowled for two when he attempted a sweep and the ball looped off his pad and rolled into the stumps.

Kallis and AB de Villiers added 34 with cautious batting before De Villiers tried to withdraw his bat from a lifting delivery by Khan and the ball crashed into his stumps off a bottom edge.

Kallis, who was joined by Ashwell Prince, winced in pain several times after being injured in the first innings, and needed treatment shortly before lunch when he twisted to get his bat out of the way of a turning delivery from Harbhajan.

Harbhajan, who bowled unchanged throughout a morning during which South Africa added 69 runs for the loss of three wickets, had figures of four for 41 from 17 overs.


South Africa:

Graeme Smith (captain), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Ashwell Prince, Mark Boucher (wk), Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Dale Steyn, Paul Harris, Morne Morkel

Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Vangipurappu Laxman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wk), Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth

Read more on:    india in sa  |  jacques kallis  |  proteas

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

03 November 2016
Australia v South Africa, Perth 04:30
12 November 2016
Australia v South Africa, Hobart 01:30
24 November 2016
Australia v South Africa, Adelaide Oval 05:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result

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

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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