Jacques kallis has become the eighth batsman to 10,000 Test runs
after achieving the record on the second day of the first Test at the Wanderers. Kallis, who is playing his 129th Test, started the match needing 12 to reach the milestone and brought it up with a push through cover for a single off Peter Siddle.
A roar went around the Wanderers as he and Neil McKenzie ran through for the run and Kallis removed his helmet and raised his bat to acknowledge the applause. The only other man on the field to have achieved the milestone, Ricky Ponting, jogged down the pitch from second slip to shake Kallis' hand.
Kallis is the first South African to reach the mark and has an enormous buffer over the next of his countrymen on the list - Gary Kirsten is second with 7289 runs. It has been a memorable couple of months for Kallis, who brought up his 10,000th ODI run during the recent tour of Australia.
Entering the game he had an average of 54.57 with 30 hundreds and 50 fifties but his impact is not limited to runs. He adds supreme value to the South African side with 252 wickets at 31.25 and he is the only man to have 10,000 Test runs and 100 wickets.