• A mighty farewell

    South Africa will return to the ground where one of their greatest players played his final match when they take on England in Durban for the Boxing Day Test.

    Jacques Kallis played his final Test against India in Durban in the Boxing Day Test of 2013 and scored 115 in his final innings. Durban, criticised for not giving Kallis a better send-off due to poor attendance, lost the right to host the Boxing Day Test in 2014 as Port Elizabeth stood in as a replacement.

    The Boxing Day Test will return to the East Coast in 2015 as South Africa kick off their four-match series against England with their No 1 world ranking under threat.

    The Proteas have a poor record in Durban having won only two of their last six Tests there since 2008.

    Here’s what happened in 2013:

    South Africa vs India
    South Africa won by 10 wickets

    India won the toss and batted first. Murali Vijay (97), Cheteshwar Pujara (70) and Ajinkya Rahane (51 not out) powered India to 334 with Dale Steyn taking 6-100 in 30 overs.
    Kallis, in what turned out to be his final Test innings, scored a patient but elegant 115 off 316 balls to give South Africa a lead of 166 after they were all out for 500. Ravindra Jadeja took 6-138.
    Steyn (3-47), Vernon Philander (3-43) and Robin Peterson (4-74) combined to bowl India out for just 223 in their second innings as only Rahane (96) offered any resistance to some fierce fast bowling.
    It left South Africa with a target of 58 to chase for victory which Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen did in 11.4 overs.


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