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Shaun Pollock. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Shaun Pollock. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Sofa so Good: Rob Houwing’s weekly TV column

The challenge of filling abundant time while it rains (near-biblically in this case) in a cricket Test: you could say Sky got it down to a fine art earlier this week.

In their broadcast of day one of the first encounter between England and South Africa at Lord’s on Wednesday, the broadcaster - their production piggybacked for our viewership purposes by SuperSport - took improvisation/adaptability to impressive new levels.

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