Smith Waiting on Kallis Fitness
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South Africa skipper Graeme Smith is hoping all-rounder Jacques Kallis will be fit to bat and that the tourists' much-celebrated bowling unit finally clicks in the third test showdown with Australia this week. Kallis has already been ruled out of a bowling role after suffering a hamstring injury in the second test in Adelaide, which like the first test in Brisbane ended in a draw to send the series to Perth all square.

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SHOWS: PERTH, AUSTRALIA (NOVEMBER 29, 2012) (NETWORK TEN - NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA / .COM.AU INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY AUSTRALIAN BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS / AUSTRALIAN NVO CLIENTS / SMH.COM.AU / NEWS.COM.AU) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GRAEME SMITH, SOUTH AFRICA CAPTAIN, SAYING: "Well, if Jacques is picked he'll have to, because we're not going to get any substitutes for him. So, we don't intend on playing the game with ten men. We've already done that twice in this series. We won't take that decision lightly. If he's not fit then we'll look to someone else to play his role in the game." 2. SOUTH AFRICAN ALL-ROUNDER JACQUES KALLIS RUNNING 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GRAEME SMITH, SOUTH AFRICA CAPTAIN, SAYING: "I think it's fair to say that we haven't been able to string good enough performances for long enough in this. You know, we've bowled well in patches but we haven't been able to do it for long enough. I think the wickets have been good and we haven't stacked up enough together, and often enough. "I think Australia have attacked us at the right times which has put us under a little bit of pressure. I think we certainly will take confidence out of the fact that we were able to create some opportunities. But I think, you know, for us it's about getting it right now in the next five days and we certainly know we've got that capability, and hopefully it will all click for us over the next five days." STORY: South Africa skipper Graeme Smith is hoping all-rounder Jacques Kallis will be fit to bat and that the tourists' much-celebrated bowling unit finally clicks in the third test showdown with Australia this week. Kallis has already been ruled out of a bowling role after suffering a hamstring injury in the second test in Adelaide, which like the first test in Brisbane ended in a draw to send the series to Perth all square. "If Jacques is picked he'll have to (field), because we're not going to get any substitutes for him. So, we don't intend on playing the game with ten men. We've already done that twice in this series. We won't take that decision lightly. If he's not fit then we'll look to someone else to play his role in the game," said Smith on Thursday (November 29). Smith said paceman Vernon Philander, who missed the second test with a back injury, was ready to rejoin Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in the bowling attack on what is expected to be a lively surface at the WACA. The South African fast bowlers arrived in Australia with a huge reputation but have disappointed on the tour so far, hampered by good pitches and some fine Australian batting. "We've bowled well in patches but we haven't been able to do it for long enough," Smith conceded. "The wickets have been good and we haven't stacked up enough together, and often enough. "I think Australia have attacked us at the right times which has put us under a little bit of pressure. I think we certainly will take confidence out of the fact that we were able to create some opportunities. But I think, you know, for us it's about getting it right now in the next five days and we certainly know we've got that capability, and hopefully it will all click for us over the next five days."