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Another milestone for Pollock

Shaun Pollock became South Africa's highest wicket-taker in ODIs after he claimed his 273rd victim in a triangular series match against Bangladesh.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2003 22:58 IST
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Fast bowler Shaun Pollock became South Africa's highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals on Thursday after he claimed his 273rd victim in a triangular series match against hosts Bangladesh.

Pollock trapped Habibul Bashar leg before for one to claim the record and go past fellow pace bowler Allan Donald.

The all-rounder, playing his 189th match, reduced Bangladesh to 19 for two in the ninth over chasing 262.

Bashar, however, seemed unlucky as television replays suggested he had edged the ball on to his pads playing half forward.

Pollock also trapped Mohammad Ashraful (13), the batsman clearly beaten by the pace.

Donald took 272 wickets from 164 games before announcing his retirement after hosts South Africa were eliminated in the first round of the World Cup, a result which cost Pollock his captaincy.

Lance Klusener (175 from 154 matches), Jacques Kallis (167-174), Hansie Cronje (114-118) and Makhaya Ntini (102 from 70 matches before Thursday's game) are the other South African bowlers to take more than 100 wickets.

First Published: Apr 17, 2003 19:12 IST