A blistering 137 hit on this day in 1965, by Graeme Pollock against England in Port Elizabeth made him only the second man after George Headley to hit three Test hundreds before the age of 21.
Graeme Pollock thrashed England at Port Elizabeth with a blistering 137. That thrilling knock made him the second man after George Headley to score 3 Test hundreds before the age of 21. He was caught and bowled by David Allen as South Africa posted a mammoth 502 in the process.
Pollock added 77 not out in the second innings to boost his average to 53.58 from 11 Tests. Manhood made him an even better player – in 12 further Tests he averaged 67.
Although England won the match, it was a great day in the life of Graeme Pollock.