Jacques Kallis struck an unbeaten half-century to put Kolkata Knight Riders into the Champions League T20 final, finishing the game with a six as they beat Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets in the first semi-final.
Jacques Kallis with the bat and Sunil Narine with the ball were the star performers as the Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in the opening match of the Indian Premier League 2014.
South Africa have included recovering batsman JP Duminy in their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 although Jacques Kallis will play no part in the tournament.
The experienced all-rounder has made himself unavailable due to personal reasons but with Duminy returning, and the in-form David Miller also included, the squad is not short of batting options.
South Africa will fly in all-rounder Ryan McLaren as cover for Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander ahead of the third Test against Australia which begins on Friday.
In other news from Australia, it has been confirmed that James Pattinson will miss most of the remainder of the Australian summer as a result of the side pain that he felt on the third day of the ongoing second Test.
Vernon Philander and Jacques Kallis were early casualties for South Africa, even before they suffered a mauling at the hands of Australia on the opening day of the second Test in Adelaide.
Philander didn't even make the team due to a sore back and Kallis bowled just 3.3 overs before limping off with a hamstring strain. Australia went on to close the day on 482 for five.