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Shaun Pollock (Gallo Images)
Shaun Pollock (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Shaun Pollock’s nature generally tends more toward merry minstrel than stern headmasterly.

But the SuperSport commentator, former national captain and leading all-time wicket-taker for the country in Tests was unusually grim-faced and direct as he lamented the Proteas’ dangerous surrender of a once-promising position on day two of the third Test against England at the Wanderers on Friday.

By the early close, dictated by darkening clouds at the Bullring, the tourists had instead moved into a position - 75 runs in first-knock arrears with five wickets in hand - where a lead looked a strong prospect for the side already 1-0 up in the four-match series.

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