Kallis leads Proteas fightback against Australia

Kallis leads Proteas fightback against Australia

Jacques Kallis batted fluently to inspire South Africa’s fightback before lunch on the first day of the second test after Australia had removed both openers.

By (Reuters)

Published: Thu 17 Nov 2011, 5:04 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:33 AM

Kallis drove his first ball for four and added six more boundaries and a six to reach 43 not out and lead the Proteas to 107-2 at the break. Kallis passed 12,000 test runs on the way. Hashim Amla was 14 not out.

Australia struck early through Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson.

Johnson had South Africa captain Graeme Smith caught at slip for 11 and Watson removed Jacques Rudolph for 30, but Kallis and Amla responded with an attacking 64-run stand.

Australia gave teenager fast bowler Pat Cummins his debut after losing the first match in the two-test series.

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