Kallis joins 10,000-run club

Published: Saturday, February 28, 2009, 13:48 [IST]
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Kallis makes 10 000 Test runs

Johannesburg: South Africa's leading batsman, Jacques Kallis, on Friday became the eighth player in Test history to score more than 10, 000 Test runs.

He reached the milestone on day two of the first Test against Australia in Johannesburg.

Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who is also in the exclusive club, was quick to shake the 33-year-old batsman's hand.

Kallis was later out for 27, caught by Mike Hussey in the gully off Peter Siddle's bowling, to lift his tally in 129 matches to 10,015 runs.

The Proteas were on the ropes in their first innings, losing their captain Graeme Smith for a duck and Hashim Amla for one.

Kallis started the fight back and looked to be in glittering form but gave away his wicket to a loose shot.

Kallis, who made his Test debut in 1995/96, has scored 30 Test centuries and 50 half centuries.


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