Monday, December 30, 2013

South Africa beats India by 10-wickets in Jacques Kallis’ last Test match

In the last match of Jacques Kallis, South African has registered a 10-wicket victory at Durban and has clinched the two-match series 1-0.
After coming to bat in the first innings, the Proteas could manage to score 500 runs which helped them taking a 166-run lead against India after bowling out their opponent team for 334. All-rounder Jacques Kallis has made his farewell match memorable by scoring a crucial century. His 316-ball 115 was his 45th Test century.
Indian bowlers had to struggle hard to ball against the host team. Ravindra Jadeja claimed 6 wickets while Zaheer Khan and Mohammed Shami took 2 and 1 wicket respectively.
After coming to bat in their second innings, Indian batsmen found it difficult to face the South African bowlers as they could score only        223 runs losing all wickets, setting a total of 58-run lead against the host nation. Ajinkya Rahane tried to make a protest against the Proteas bowlers with his gritty 96 runs innings.
Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander took 3 wickets apiece while Robin Peterson alone claimed four wickets.

It was an easy chase as South African openers led their team to reach the target in 11.4 overs. Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen were unbeaten on 27 and 31 respectively.