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Kallis enters the 12000-run club in Tests

 

JH Kallis
achieved the following distinctions during his knock of 54 against Australia on the first day of the second test against Australia at Johannesburg:

 

 

When he was
on five during the course of his knock of 54, he went past BC Lara's aggregate
of 11953.

 

 

When he was
on 51 during his knock of 54, he completed 12000 test runs. At the end of the
first day of the test, his aggregate stood at 12003.

 

 

His 54 in
the first innings of this test was the 95th of his career {40 hundreds and 55
half centuries}. He is now on par with RT Ponting who has also scored 95
fifties, Both JH Kallis and RT Ponting share the joint third place amongst the
batsmen who have scored most test fifties. 
SR Tendulkar {113} and R Dravid {97} occupy the first and second place respectively.

 

 

The
following table lists out the batsmen who have scored 12000 runs and also the
batsmen who have scored 95 plus test fifties:

 

 

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

F

50+

Z

SR Tendulkar

Ind

183

301

32

15086

248*

56.08

51

62

113

14

R Dravid

Ind

159

276

32

12979

270

53.19

36

61

97

8

RT Ponting

Aus

156

265

28

12495

257

52.72

39

56

95

15

JH Kallis

SAF

147

249

39

12003

201*

57.15

40

55

95

11

 

 

Break up of
JH Kallis's 12003 runs against each opposition he has played against are tabulated
below:

 

 

Opposition

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

F

0

4s

6s

Australia

26

48

5

1720

114

40.00

4

9

2

211

9

Bangladesh

6

7

3

317

139*

79.25

1

1

0

35

1

England

28

46

2

1879

162

42.70

7

8

4

203

10

India

16

28

6

1585

201*

72.04

6

5

0

154

11

New Zealand

14

23

3

1356

186

67.80

5

5

1

189

10

Pakistan

15

26

4

1472

155

66.90

6

7

0

147

10

Sri Lanka

12

21

2

639

87

33.63

0

5

1

68

4

West Indies

24

43

11

2356

177

73.62

8

12

3

244

15

Zimbabwe

6

7

3

679

189*

169.75

3

3

0

72

18

Total

147

249

39

12003

201*

57.15

40

55

11

1323

88

 

 

Note: All
stats at the end of the first day of Johannesburg
test between South Africa
and Australia
- 17.11.11.

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