Philander ruled out of Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

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Vernon Philander will miss the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

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South Africa have been dealt a big blow ahead of the first Test against Pakistan on Boxing Day as they will be without the services of pace bowler Vernon Philander, who is currently recovering from a hairline fracture he sustained to his right thumb.

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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 4th Test Day 2: Philander strikes thrice after Bavuma’s 95*

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Vernon Philander dismissed Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja

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Following an unbeaten 95 by South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma, pace bowler Vernon Philander took a three-wicket haul to keep the Proteas in complete control over Australia on the second day in Johannesburg.

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Philander: Twitter shot at Smith was done by hackers

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Vernon Philander: “Waking up this morning to a lot of twitter craziness as my [account] got hacked and someone posted a nice little article on my behalf”

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South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander has claimed that his Twitter account was hacked after a post, which lashed out at Australia captain Steve Smith, appeared on Wednesday night.

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Philander: Smith ‘just as guilty’ as Rabada

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Vernon Philander: “Steve Smith gave KG the shoulder. He could have avoided any contact but to me he is just as guilty”

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Vernon Philander has lashed out at Australia captain Steve Smith, saying he was “just as guilty” as South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada when they came into contact with each other during the second Test in Port Elizabeth.

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South Africa vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1: Rabada takes five as Australia falter on opening day

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Kagiso Rabada finished with figures of 5-96 off 21 overs

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Pace bowler Kagiso Rabada put South Africa in a commanding position on the opening day in Port Elizabeth as he carved through Australia’s batting line-up with a fantastic five-for.

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Du Plessis explains why the future of Test cricket is bright

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Faf du Plessis: “There was no boring Test cricket, it was a lot of action”

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The demise of Test cricket has been a hot topic for quite some time, but South Africa captain Faf du Plessis sees light at the end of the tunnel for the format, especially after how the first Test between his side and India unfolded.

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