Polly: what a cracker

Shaun Pollock closed his international career on Sunday by hitting the winning runs as South Africa completed a 5-0 one-day sweep of the West Indies and admitted he'd love to have his career all over again.

Shaun Pollock closed his international career on Sunday by hitting the winning runs as South Africa completed a 5-0 one-day sweep of the West Indies and admitted he'd love to have his career all over again.

The 34-year-old Pollock, a former skipper of the national team, collected 421 Test wickets and 393 limited-over victims as well as 3781 Test runs and 3519 one-day runs in his 12-year career.

"It's been a wonderful journey but retiring is all good. I have a real peace about it," said Pollock after South Africa's eight-wicket win at a packed Wanderers.

"It's been a great profession to have for the last 13 years and I would do it all again. It was a perfect end.

"I've been blown away by the reception at every match. It could have been sad but I'll take away fond memories because the crowds have carried me." - Sapa-AFP

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