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Jacques Kallis thanks David Warner for reverse swing observation

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Jacques Kallis says that David Warner may have aided South Africa in the victory against Australia at Port Elizabeth © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Mar 01, 2014

Recently retired South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has said that Australian opener David Warner had helped them aid the devastating reverse swing which led to Australia’s dramatic downfall in the second Test match.

Kallis, leading Test run scorer for South Africa, made an informed observation after the final proceedings of the second Test and said that the hosts have to thank the batsman for helping them by hitting the first ball of the 21st over from JP Duminy for six, which landed on a rough concrete slab.

According to Sport24, Kallis dismissed Warner’s notion that the South African team had tampered with the ball in order to gain unfair advantage, for which Warner was fined 15 percent of his match fee.

Kallis said that it was impossible to handle the ball illegally as it took hundreds of hours of experimentation and practise to prepare a ball for reverse swing, adding that it was impossible to do anything underhand without getting caught as the umpires checked the ball regularly.

Kallis said that pacer Dale Steyn had told him that the ball had landed right in the middle of its ”rough” side and made ”quite a mess of it”, which gave the ball a perfect start for a reverse swing.

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