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Can Kallis topple Dravid from most runs scorers list?

Last updated on: December 25, 2013 17:14 IST

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Rediff Sports Desk

Veteran South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis announced he will retire from Test and first-class cricket after the Boxing Day Test against India. in Durban. on Wednesday.

-Kallis to retire after Durban Test against India

The most complete all-rounder requires just 114 runs over the course of the upcoming Test to move above retired Indian batsman Rahul Dravid into third place for most runs in a Test career.


Image: Jacques Kallis
Photographs: Aman Sharma/Reuters

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It is an even taller order, but should Kallis amass 204 runs at Durban when the second Test starts on Thursday, he can also leapfrog Australia’s Ricky Ponting.

He will then be placed in second position.

That will leave only the recently-retired Sachin Tendulkar at the top, and that seems like a tough task as the Indian maestro remains well over 2,000 runs clear of anybody at the top of the list with 15,921 runs in 200 Tests.

Currently standing on 13,174 runs (average 56.48, 165 Tests), Kallis is breathing right down the neck of Dravid (13,288 runs, average 52.31, 164 Tests), while Ponting (13,378, average 51.85, 168 Tests) is also under real threat from him.


Image: Jacques Kallis
Photographs: Aman Sharma/Reuters

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