Pollock stuns the English


NOTTINGHAM: Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock stunned England with both bat and ball in a dramatic conclusion to the third day of the third Test at Trent Bridge here Saturday. 

Pollock chipped in with breezy 84-ball 62 before he was last man out in South Africa's gutsy reply of 362 to England's first innings 445. 

Then, with only one over left in the day, his first ball saw Marcus Trescothick caught at short leg by Paul Adams. 

Replays suggested Australian umpire Daryl Harper had made a mistake but the players duly trooped off with England nought for one, 83 runs ahead. 

England captain Michael Vaughan was nought not out. 

Earlier Neil McKenzie, in his first match of the series after replacing the injured Gary Kirsten, made a spirited 90 that revived South Africa on a pitch where the odd ball was still keeping horribly low. 

McKenzie came in when the Proteas were struggling at 88 for four following England debutant James Kirtley's two wickets in two balls during Saturday's first over. 

Together with vice-captain Mark Boucher (48) he added 129 in slighly more than 43 overs, the duo's sixth wicket-stand frustrating England. – AFP 

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