Kallis comes back to shine

LONDON - Jacques Kallis gave South Africa an injury scare before helping the Proteas continue to pulverise Bangladesh A in their tour match in Worcester on Saturday.

LONDON - Jacques Kallis gave South Africa an injury scare before helping the Proteas continue to pulverise Bangladesh A in their tour match in Worcester on Saturday.

South Africa, who had already had to rule Dale Steyn out of next week's third Test against England at Edgbaston after the fast bowler broke his thumb on Friday, had another worrying moment when Kallis sustained a finger injury while taking a catch at New Road on the second day of this three-day game.

He left the field for an X-ray at a nearby hospital but then allayed any fears regarding his fitness by finishing the day 55 not out in a second innings total of 145 for one.

The Proteas, who had piled on 429 for three declared in their first innings, opted against enforcing the follow-on after veteran quick Makhaya Ntini took four for 32 as Bangladesh A were bowled out for 121.

Kallis, who made 70 not out in that first innings, reached stumps on Saturday in the company of AB de Villiers, unbeaten on 79 after scoring a pivotal 100 in SA's 10-wicket second Test win at Headingley - a result that left them 1-0 up in the four-match series with two to play.

Earlier, fast bowler Andre Nel took three for 25 in 12 overs against a youthful Bangladesh A team. - Sapa-AFP

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