South Africa eased to a six-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Centurion on Friday as Hashim Amla returned to form with an unbeaten half-century.
Chasing 149 to win on the third day of a low-scoring match, Amla finished on 63 not out, while opener Dean Elgar contributed 50 as the hosts struck first in the three-game series.
A dropped catch and a controversial umpiring decision thwarted Pakistan as South Africa made progress towards victory.
Apart from all this, Former Proteas skipper Shaun Pollock was the center of a comical moment on Friday when he ripped his pants on live television.
Former South Africa captain and now second highest Test wicket-taker Shaun Pollock on Friday quick split his pants during a segment at lunch time on the third day of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa.
The former have to face a moment of embarrassment at the SuperSports Park in Centurion, South Africa.
Unfortunately for Pollock, his grey trousers catastrophically split which made for a far more revealing analysis of the post morning session with former national captain Graeme Smith.
It can be seen in the video when TV anchor Mark Nicholas threw a ball towards them and asked them about the difficulties in judging the slip catches when they have been grounded.
However; he got a little too low trying to catch the ball that when he came back he realized that his pants have been split by his this act.
Pollock was standing alongside another former national captain in Graeme Smith while SuperSport anchor Mark Nicholas was quizzing them on the difficulties in judging when slip catches have been grounded and when they have been taken cleanly.
Nicholas was throwing catches to both Smith and Pollock, who demonstrating how difficult it can be to tell in real time if a catch is out or not.
Unfortunately for Pollock, he got a little too low down trying to take one of the catches and when he stood back up, he did so with a realisation that he had split the back of his trousers.
Smith, Nicholas and everybody around Pollock could not contain themselves, while those watching the broadcast at home were quick to take to social media to have a laugh at Pollock.
Being the good sport that he has always been, Pollock was able to laugh at the situation himself and he was soon covered up by a towel that somebody brought onto the field for him.
With a day of commentary lying ahead of him, Pollock was lucky enough to be given a pair of tracksuit pants from the Proteas change room so that he could go about his business.
Here’s the video:
Pollock also took to his own Twitter account to show his followers the damage:
Thanks to the Proteas change room for the replacement pants , no more slip catching displays in suit pants!!? pic.twitter.com/5zNc6HKFrl
— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) December 28, 2018
Here’s what Graeme Smith replied:
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) December 28, 2018