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Kallis fourth South African to score a ton in last Test

December 30, 2013 09:01 IST

Jacques Kallis became the fourth South African to score a hundred in his last Test, emulating Pieter van der Bijl, Lee Irvine and Barry Richards after his splendid innings of 115 put the hosts in control against India on Day 4 of the second and final Test in Durban, on Sunday.

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He also moved to the third place among the leading run-scorers in Test cricket just before he got out, surpassing Rahul Dravid.

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Kallis, who will retire from Tests at the end of this series, now has 13,289 runs in the longest format.

The veteran batsman also posted his 45th century in Test cricket.

Players hitting a century in their last Test:

Player

For

Inns1

Inns2

Vs

Venue

Season

H Wood

Eng

134*

DNB

SA

Cape Town

 1891-92

AJL Hill

Eng

124

DNB

SA

Cape Town

 1895-96

RA Duff

Aus

146

DNB

Eng

The Oval

1905

J Sharp

Eng

105

0*

Aus

The Oval

1909

CAG Russell

Eng

140

111

SA

Durban

 1922-23

GB Legge

Eng

196

0

NZ

Auckland

 1929-30

A Sandham

Eng

325

50

WI

Kingston

 1929-30

FR Martin

WI

123*

20

Aus

Sydney

 1930-31

WH Ponsford

Aus

266

22

Eng

The Oval

1934

M Leyland

Eng

187

DNB

Aus

The Oval

1938

PGV van der Bijl

SA

125

97

Eng

Durban

 1938-39

KH Weekes

WI

137

DNB

Eng

The Oval

1939

AG Ganteaume

WI

112

DNB

Eng

Port-of-Spain

 1947-48

W Place

Eng

8

107

WI

Kingston

 1947-48

VM Merchant

Ind

154

DNB

Eng

Delhi

 1951-52

R Subba Row

Eng

12

137

Aus

The Oval

1961

VL Manjrekar

Ind

19

102*

NZ

Chennai (Corp)

 1964-65

C Milburn

Eng

139

DNB

Pak

Karachi

 1968-69

SM Nurse

WI

258

DNB

NZ

Christchurch

 1968-69

BL Irvine

SA

25

102

Aus

Port  Elizabeth

 1969-70

BA Richards

SA

81

126

Aus

Port Elizabeth

 1969-70

RE Redmond

NZ

107

56

Pak

Auckland

 1972-73

IR Redpath

Aus

101

70

WI

Melbourne

 1975-76

GS Chappell

Aus

182

DNB

Pak

Sydney

 1983-84

M Azharuddin

Ind

9

102

SA

Bangalore

 1999-00

MW Goodwin

Zim

148*

1*

Eng

Trent Bridge

2000

Saeed Anwar

Pak

101

DNB

Ban

Multan

 2001-02

PA de Silva

SL

206

DNB

Ban

Colombo PSS

2002

ML Love

Aus

100*

DNB

Ban

Cairns

2003

N Hussain

Eng

34

103*

NZ

Lord's

2004

JN Gillespie

Aus

201*

DNB

Ban

Chittagong

 2005-06

PA Jaques

Aus

31

108

WI

Bridgetown

 2007-08

JH Kallis

SA

115

 

Ind

Durban

2013-14

DNB = Did not bat

Leading run-scorers in Test cricket:

 

Mts

Runs

Avg

100

50

SR Tendulkar (Ind)

200

15921

53.78

51

68

RT Ponting (Aus)

168

13378

51.85

41

62

JH Kallis (SA)

166

13289

55.37

45

58

R Dravid (Ind)

164

13288

52.31

36

63

BC Lara (WI)

131

11953

52.88

34

48

S Chanderpaul (WI)

153

11219

51.93

29

62

AR Border (Aus)

156

11174

50.56

27

63

SR Waugh (Aus)

168

10927

51.06

32

50

DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

138

10806

49.56

31

45

KC Sangakkara (SL)

117

10486

56.98

33

42

SM Gavaskar (Ind)

125

10122

51.12

34

45

Rajneesh Gupta