South Africa vs Australia 4th Test Day 5: Philander’s career-best six-for provides Morkel with perfect swansong

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Vernon Philander finished with career-best figures of 6-21

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South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander took a career-best 6-21 on the fifth day of the fourth Test in Johannesburg to not only lead his side to a 492-run win over Australia, but also ensure fellow seamer Morne Morkel had a perfect swansong.

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South Africa vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2: Morkel reaches 300 Test wickets as South Africa gain the upper hand

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Morne Morkel became the fifth South African bowler to take 300 Test wickets

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South Africa pace bowler Morne Morkel took a four-wicket haul, during which he claimed his 300th Test wicket, to put the Proteas in an advantageous position over Australia on the second day of the third Test in Cape Town.

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South Africa vs Australia 1st Test Day 3: South Africa fight hard, but Australia push lead to 402

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Australia opener Cameron Bancroft led the way in the second innings as he scored his second Test fifty

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South Africa put up a brilliant fight on the third day in Durban, but Australia still hold the upper hand as they extended their lead to a mammoth 402.

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Morkel to retire from international cricket after Test series against Australia

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Morne Morkel: “It was an extremely tough decision but I feel the time is right to start a new chapter”

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South Africa pace bowler Morne Morkel has announced that he will retire from international cricket after the upcoming four-Test series against Australia, which begins on March 1 in Durban.

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