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FACTBOX: Jacques Kallis Test record

FACTBOX: Jacques Kallis Test record

By Reuters
Last update 25/12/2013 at 22:26 - Published on 25/12/2013 at 20:41
By Reuters - 25/12/2013 at 22:26

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will retire from test cricket after the Boxing Day test against India in Durban.

Following is a factbox on his test career:


*Born on Oct. 16, 1975 in Cape Town.

*Made his international debut as a 20-year-old in December, 1995 in a test match against England in Durban.


*Played 165 tests for South Africa, scoring 13,174 runs at an average of 55.12.

*Scored two double centuries in tests with his 224 against Sri Lanka in Cape Town in 2012 being his best score.

*Took 292 wickets with a six-for 54 his best bowling in an innings.

*As a reliable slip fielder, he took 199 catches in tests.

*Kallis is the fourth-highest run-getter in tests behind Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid.

*His 44 test centuries is the second highest in the world behind Tendulkar.


*The Boxing Day test against India in Durban will be his last match in the longest format of the game.

*He is South Africa's greatest cricketer, having scored the most number of test runs and also being fifth on the wicket-takers' list (Compiled by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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