Pollock sends Zimbabwe reeling

Published: Monday, November 1, 1999, 5:30 [IST]
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Bloemfontein: South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock seized four wickets to have Zimbabwe reeling in the first of two home-and-away tests today. Paceman Pollock took four for 31, claiming two wickets in each of the first two sessions, as Zimbabwe slumped to 121 for seven at tea on the opening day.

He trapped Grant Flower LBW for a duck with his second ball of the match, before inducing a wild hook from Murray Goodwin which saw the Zimbabwean number three caught behind by Mark Boucher for seven in the 10th over.

Seven overs after lunch, Pollock dismissed Andy Flower leg before for 13, and Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell became his fourth victim. Campbell was caught in the gully by Lance Klusener for a patient 27 in 130 minutes off 82 balls -- his team's top score so far.

A brilliant throw from deep backward square leg by test debutant Boeta Dippenaar removed opener Trevor Gripper for 16, with Allan Donald and Jacques Kallis dismissing Neil Johnson and Gavin Rennie respectively.


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