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Kallis unlikely to bowl again in NZ Test

The South African cricket camp feared they had lost the bowling services of Jacques Kallis for the remainder of the third Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2004 15:38 IST

The South African cricket camp feared Friday they had lost the bowling services of all-rounder Jacques Kallis for the remainder of the third Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve.

Kallis left the field early on the opening day of the Test with a side strain -- when he had the impressive figures of one for four off seven overs -- and captain Graeme Smith was not confident he would bowl again in the match.

"He's not good, I think it's quite a bad side strain," Smith said.

"Injuries like that can happen, and as a seamer I think Jacques' the only one who hasn't had a side strain.

"That's the way the tour's gone, we start well and something like that happens."

New Zealand, who lead the series 1-0, were 248 for six at the close of play after South Africa had won the toss.

First Published: Mar 26, 2004 15:38 IST