South Africa defeated India by 10 wickets today in all-rounder Jacques Kallis’s last cricket Test to win the two-game series 1-0.
Jacques Kallis, the South African cricketer who lags behind only Sachin Tendulkar for Test centuries, plans to quit the longer form of the game after the second match in the series against India starting tomorrow.
India was set a target of 340 runs to win its first Test series in South Africa after Jacques Kallis scored his second consecutive century in Cape Town.
Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis became South Africa’s greatest scoring partnership on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Australia.
England captain Andrew Strauss backed his team to rebound from its worst Test cricket loss in 2 1/2 years as it seeks to retain the No. 1 ranking.
The series-opening cricket Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane ended in a draw as the home team ran out of time to try to force a victory.
AB de Villiers hit 107 off 105 balls to propel South Africa to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the teams’ opening game at the Cricket World Cup.
Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 50 centuries in cricket’s elite Test format as he led India’s resistance yesterday against South Africa.
Graeme Smith, South Africa’s Test cricket captain, will retire from the international form of the game after a record 109 matches in charge of the world’s No. 1 ranked team.
"I am not retiring from all cricket as I have a two-year contract with the Sydney Thunder and, if possible, to help the Kolkata Knight Riders defend the Indian Premier League we won earlier this year."
- Jacques Kallis on Jul 30, 2014