Champion South African allrounder Jacques Kallis will feature
again in the second cricket Test against Australia - but only
with the bat.
Kallis, who took two wickets in three overs on Thursday,
sustained a grade one hamstring injury which forced him from
the field on a grim opening day for the tourists in Adelaide.
The 37 year old will bat for the visitors but has been ruled
out of bowling for the remainder of the match. It was still
up in the air whether he'd be available for the third Test in
Australia amassed 5-482 in what South African coach Gary
Kirsten termed a "beating" for his side.
The Proteas lost paceman Vernon Philander pre-match, the fast
bowler unable to bend when getting out of bed on Thursday.
Scans revealed no more than a lower lumbar muscle strain and
the Proteas are confident he'll be available for Perth.
"Losing Jacques to a type of injury he has never had in his
career was a tough one," South African coach Gary Kirsten
"He was a little bit sore and I think he made a wise
decision, as soon as he felt a twinge he got off the park
Fast bowling spearhead Dale Steyn also left the field for
treatment on a tight hamstring but returned to action.
The Proteas were heading back to the drawing board after
Australian captain Michael Clarke (224 not out) plundered
another double-century and opener David Warner (119) and Mike
Hussey (103) also scored tons.
Kirsten, strangely, said South Africa "bowled well to Michael
Clarke this Test match, as we did the last one" when the
Australian leader made an unbeaten 239 in the drawn series
opener in Brisbane.
"Maybe where we are fault is our thinking," Kirsten said.
"We looked at him closely in our preparation for this Test
match, we need to go back and look again to see what we can
"We certainly tried one or two things we felt could work, it
didn't go our way.
"I guess we need to go back and look at what else we can do -
but there is very little that you can do in terms of your
"We will try different types of strategies, plan A, plan B,
even to plan C, and if they don't work you go back to plan A
and start again."