Jacques Kallis in full flow in the second Test against India
, December 28. Reuters
Jacques Kallis made his mark on his final Test, with the match between India and South Africa nicely poised after day 3 of the second Test in Durban.
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Rain again played spoilsport on Saturday, ending the final session prematurely with South Africa on 299 for five, 35 runs behind India's first innings total of 334 all out.
Kallis was batting on 78 (224b, 10x4) along with nightwatchman Dale Steyn when rain came in to stop play earlier than scheduled.
With just two days remaining, both sides will need every bit of time available to get a result, otherwise the series could very well end 0-0 come the final day on Monday.
Sunday will be about South Africa trying to extend their first innings score, and hopefully get as big a lead as possible, while India will want to run through the final five wickets and get into bat as quickly as possible.
All eyes will be on Kallis on Sunday, though, with the right-hander, who announced his retirement from Test cricket after this match, just 22 runs short of another hundred.
Kallis, as he has done so often, held the innings together with his knock, with AB De Villiers also impressing on the day with a 74, before Ravindra Jadeja, who picked up four South African wickets, and justified his selection, sent the one-day international captain packing.
Both sides have everything to play for on Sunday, and the first morning, as it is always, will be crucial to set the tone for the rest of the day.
If Kallis and the rest of the remaining batsmen can frustrate the Indian bowlers, then the visitors could be in for a long day in the field; but if India can get a couple of early breakthroughs, then the batsmen could be back taking guard before the end of the first session.
The ideal scenario from the fans' point of view, of course, would be Kallis getting a hundred and South Africa getting a score of pretty much the same as India, with the match then perfectly placed for a final assault - weather permitting, of course.
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