Kallis confident of South Africa's good show in second ODI

Jacques Kallis is the second leading run-scorer for South Africa against Australia © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff


Port Elizabeth: Oct 21, 2011


Senior all-rounder Jacques Kallis is confident that South Africa will make a strong comeback in the second One-Day International after their 93-run loss against Australia in the first match.


“We have to come out fighting on Sunday. We are taking it one game at a time but we have to win both remaining matches to win the series and Sunday is the first step towards that,” he said.


“At the end of the day we must not put too much pressure on ourselves, we have to go out there and play the good cricket that we have done over the last while and that we know that we can play, and hopefully put in a lot better performance than we put in the other night,” he added.


Kallis is the second highest run-scorer for South Africa against Australia scoring 1 509 runs, behind Jonty Rhodes.


“Hopefully we can get out there and get some big partnerships upfront as Australia did to put us under pressure. The key to One-Day cricket is getting partnerships throughout and having wickets at the death,” he added.


“There always has been a tough battle between South Africa and Australia and there have been some wonderful games of cricket played between the two, some tight and some memorable games as well. If we can be at the right end in a couple of day’s time (Sunday) and get the series one-all, it will be a fantastic showdown in Durban,” Kallis was quoted by Cricket South Africa.