200 Test catches for legend Jacques Kallis

Published: Dec 28, 2013, 03:09 IST | Agencies

Jacques Kallis became the second fielder to take 200 catches in Test cricket when he held a sharp chance to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Friday.

Kallis, playing in his 166th and final Test match, joined India’s Rahul Dravid, who held 210 catches in 164 matches. Jadeja edged a ball from off-spinner JP Duminy and Kallis dived low and to his left at slip to hold the chance.

Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis

In addition to being second on the all-time list of catches by fielders, Kallis is fourth on the Test run-scoring list with 13,174 runs at an average of 55.12 and 29th among wicket-takers with 292 at an average of 32.65.

No World T20 spot
Meanwhile, Kallis could not find a place in the 30-man South Africa squad announced yesterday for the World T20 starting in Bangladesh March 14. Kallis quit Tests earlier in the week to focus on the shorter formats of the game. Faf du Plessis will lead the team which also has pacer Vernon Philander.

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