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A career of many milestones

Shaun Pollock, who announced his international retirement during the final Test against West Indies. enjoyed a long and illustrious career in both forms of the game. Cricinfo takes a look back at some of the highlights

1995-96
Pollock, 22, makes his debut against England, at Centurion Park, claiming Graham Thorpe as his first Test wicket and ending as the pick of South Africa's attack in the rain-ruined game. Pollock plays a key role as South Africa clinched the series against England 1-0. He takes 5 for 32 in the second innings in Cape Town, setting up a 10-wicket victory. He also wins the Man-of-the-Match award in his first ODI against England after scoring 66 not out and taking four wickets. In his debut season for Warwickshire, he takes four wickets in four balls against Leicestershire, ending with 6 for 21.

1996-97
Pollock plays all season, and scores his first Test half-century against India, in Johannesburg.

1997-98
Pollock finds golden form with the ball with 5 for 37 bowling South Africa to a 53-run, series-levelling win, against Pakistan in Faisalabad then takes 7 for 87 against Australia in Adelaide, completing his first 10-wicket haul in Tests.

1998
Is part of the South Africa side that wins gold at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Pollock is the not-out batsman as South Africa lose the Test series against England 2-1. He misses the third Test of that series to be at the birth of his daughter.

1998-99
He plays a leading role in the 5-0 demolition of West Indies with 29 wickets at just 16 runs apiece. Then takes a career-best 6 for 35 in an ODI in East London.

1999
Takes 5 for 36 in the World Cup semi-final against Australia at Edgbaston, but still finishes on the losing side as Allan Donald is famously run out with the scores level sending Australia into the final.

2000
Claims 5 for 20 against England in Johannesburg to guide South Africa to the Standard Bank ODI series as they defended just 149. Is then thrust into the captaincy after the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal and draws his first series, against Sri Lanka, thanks to a seven-run win in Kandy.

2000-01
Pollock hits his first Test century - 111 against Sri Lanka in Centurion. He doesn't have to wait long for his second and scores 106 at Bridgetown, on the tour of West Indies.

2001-02
Scores a century in the Test-that-never-was against India, at Centurion, after the third match of the series was stripped of its official status. Pollock had taken 10 wickets in the first match in Bloemfontein.

2003
Losses the captaincy to Graeme Smith following a poor World Cup, where South Africa misread the Duckworth-Lewis chart. Takes 6 for 39 in a losing cause at Trent Bridge.

2003-04
Becomes South Africa's leading wicket-taker when he dismisses Michael Papps in Auckland, overtaking Donald's tally of 330.

2004-05
Wickets start to dry up but he takes 4 for 65 in the second innings against England in Cape Town - South Africa's only win of the series.

2005-06
Selected for the Super Series in Australia but named twelfth man for the Test in Sydney

2006-07
Claims his 400th Test wicket when he removes Rahul Dravid in the first Test against India in Johannesburg.

2007
Scores his first ODI century, hitting 130 for the African XI against the Asian XI in the Afro-Asia Cup.

2008
He is recalled to the Test side for the final match against West Indies, on his home ground at Kingsmead, and picks up 4 for 35.