Smith is negative.

G.Smith does it again. He has arguably one of the greatest bowlers of his generation – Shaun Pollock – a bowler who also happens to average 30 with the bat. Does he get a 3rd slip? Does he balls. You’d think Pollock would demand one.

I’ve counted 4 edges fly through where 3rd slip ought to be, and still the SA Captain fails to react. Defensive, negative tactics. England 108-1 and Strauss looks ominous.