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Kallis out of series-deciding Perth Test following ‘painful’ hamstring injury

Kallis out of series-deciding Perth Test following ‘painful’ hamstring injurySydney, Nov. 25 : South African superstar Jacques Kallis will reportedly be missing the series-deciding third Test in Perth against Australia after he suffered a hamstring injury during a gallant innings on Saturday.

The 37-year-old defied his torn right hamstring, and Australia''s bowlers, for nearly two hours in making 58 on Saturday''s third day of the Adelaide Test.

Frequently grimacing in pain, Kallis will bat again in the second innings in what could be his last Test appearance in Australia.

“It''s unlikely he will respond in time to be fit to take his place for the Perth Test match because we have got a quick turnaround,” The Age quoted South Africa''s team doctor, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, as saying.

“Selectors are considering who to send over as cover,” he added.

Kallis, batting an number nine, was in great discomfort during his courageous knock.

According to the paper, the 37-year-old strolled between the wickets and leant on his bat for support numerous times during breaks in play.

His pain was never more obvious when ducking to avoid a series of short balls from Australia''s fast bowlers, instinctively reaching with his hand for the torn muscle after ducking, the paper said.

"We knew he was always able to bat, the challenge was what is going to happen. Safe to say that he probably aggravated his injury by running and batting. Every time he stretches forward or he ducks under a bouncer or takes off or stretches or lunges forward, he is straining that area particularly,” Moosajee, as saying. (ANI)


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