Thursday 21 September 2017

Proteas crush India to send Kallis off in style

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South Africa's Jacques Kallis plays a shot during the third day of the second cricket test match against India in Durban
South Africa's Jacques Kallis plays a shot during the third day of the second cricket test match against India in Durban

Jacques Kallis finished a winner in his final Test as South Africa beat India by 10 wickets to take the two-match series 1-0 in Durban.

Kallis closed out with a century as the world's No 1 side claimed a dominant win -- the first Test in Johannesburg ended in a draw.

Alviro Pietersen and Graeme Smith were the unbeaten batsmen as the hosts wrapped up the win in the final session of day five after claiming the eight wickets they needed to set up the victory push.

A fine morning with the ball set up South Africa's victory charge and, when the tourists were dismissed for 223 in the afternoon session, it left the Proteas in sight of victory. India had started the day on 68-2, but lost Virat Kohli to the first ball of the morning and never really recovered.

Irish Independent

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