Proteas wait on key man Jacques Kallis

South Africa will lose the No.1 Test team status if they fail in the Perth Test. So, they are willing to wait till the last minute for Jacques Kallis to declare his match-fitness.

updated: November 29, 2012 13:13 IST
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Perth: South Africa will give all-rounder Jacques Kallis until the last moment to prove his fitness for the crucial third and final Test against Australia starting Friday at the WACA Ground.

The 37-year-old had appeared certain to miss the series decider, which will also determine which of the two teams ends up with the number one ranking in Test cricket.

After suffering a hamstring injury during the second Test in Adelaide and unable to bowl in Australia's second innings, Kallis nonetheless played a crucial role in saving the match, which finished on Monday.

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