Philander

  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test 1 week ago

    South Africa, on the verge of a rare series win in Sri Lanka, are considering playing an extra fast bowler on the Singhalese SC track which is not as conducive to spin as the one in Galle. South Africa played legspinner Imran Tahir and the off-spin of JP Duminy in...
  • South Africa coach defends Philander in ball tampering row July 19, 2014

    Galle: South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence. Philander was on Friday fined 75 per cent of his match fees after footage emerged...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering July 19, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • I was out of line, says Michael Clarke March 6, 2014

    Cape Town: Australian captain Michael Clarke admitted he had been out of order after a heated exchange with South Africa's Vernon Philander during the tense closing stages of the third and final Test at Newlands on Wednesday. Clarke and Philander were seen exchanging words as the match went into the last...
  • 3rd Test: Ryan Harris bowls Australia to South Africa series win March 5, 2014

    Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test on a dramatic day in which a third umpire decision came close to deciding the outcome of the match. South Africa were bowled out for 265 as Australia won the series-deciding...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 4 February 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: South Africa pressed home their big advantage over Australia in the second Test as Hashim Amla made 93 not out after earlier dislocating his finger and the hosts forged 369 runs ahead on the third day on...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 February 22, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander put South Africa on top as they reduced Australia to 112 for 4 on the second day of the second Test at St George's Park on Friday. Allrounder...
  • Morne Morkel goes for scan on injured right shoulder February 13, 2014

    Centurion: South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel missed the start of the second day of the first Test against Australia to go for a scan on an injured right shoulder. The South African team said Morkel hurt his shoulder diving for a ball while fielding on the first day. South Africa's bowling...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 5 December 30, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Jacques Kallis scored a fairytale hundred in his last Test as South Africa consolidated their position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, taking a 166-run lead which could prove decisive going...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa reach 81/0 after India's 334 on Day 2 December 28, 2013

    Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding up for 334, adding just 153 for the loss of nine wickets on a...
  • Philander in SA preliminary T20 World Cup squad December 27, 2013

    Durban: South Africa have included the world's number one Test bowler Vernon Philander in their preliminary 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 tournament to be played in Bangladesh in March and April next year. Philander played the last of his seven Twenty20 international matches in 2007, but his recent recall to...
  • Wanderers hero Kohli jumps to career-best rankings in Tests December 23, 2013

    Dubai: Star batsman Virat Kohli jumped nine places to achieve his career-best 11th spot in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen issued on Monday. Kohli, who stroked 119 and 96 in the two innings in the first Test against South Africa, was the second highest-ranked Indian after Cheteshwar...
  • Morkel's injury was a huge loss: Philander December 21, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Vernon Philander feels losing pacer Morne Morkel to injury has compounded matters for his team in the opening Test against India here. Morkel twisted his ankle in the first session of the second day on Friday and is now out of this Test match, as well as...
  • 1st Test: India look to pile on the lead on day four December 21, 2013

    Johannesburg: India will take field on day four with their tail up after posting 284 for 2 at stumps on day three with a lead of 320 runs. The bowlers started the day strongly by wiping away the South African tail cheaply and then the Indian batsmen virtually took the...
  • Losing Morkel through injury was huge: Vernon Philander December 20, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Vernon Philander said that Morne Morkel's injury compounded matters for their team, on a day when India took control of the first Test at Johannesburg. Morkel twisted his ankle in the first session of the day and is now out of this Test match, as well as...
  • Vernon Philander fastest South African to take 100 Test wickets December 20, 2013

    Johannesburg: Vernon Philander became the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets on Friday, overtaking Dale Steyn by reaching the mark in his 19th match. Steyn took 20 matches. Philander removed Shikhar Dhawan at the start of India's second innings in the first Test at Johannesburg's Wanderers for the record. Philander...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 20, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were bundled out...
  • 1st Test: India look to gain upper hand on day three December 20, 2013

    Johannesburg: With the pitch looking dry on day two was ideal for batting, but Indian batsmen were only able to add 25 runs to their overnight score before folding up for 280. A strong reply was expected considering the imposing batting line-up South Africa have, however, it took one good spell...
  • 1st Test: Indian pacers limit South Africa to 213/6 on Day 2 December 19, 2013

    Johannesburg: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were bundled out for 280 in their first innings but clawed back brilliantly...
  • CPL: Gayle's knock in vain as Guyana pip Jamaica August 17, 2013

    Despite Chris Gayle's 46-ball 43, Jamaica Tallawahs lost by five runs chasing Guyana Amazon Warriors' target of 140 in the Carribean Premier League on Thursday. After put in to bat, openers Lendl Simmons (30) and Martin Guptill (39) gave Guyana a decent start. Then James Franklin coming first down scored a...
  • Vernon Philander wants to establish himself in ODIs July 24, 2013

    Kent: Swing bowler Vernon Philander says he intends to use the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 League to force his way into the South African team for the shorter form of the game. The 28 year-old's red-ball credentials are outstanding with 89 wickets in 16 Tests, reaching 50 wickets in...
  • Kent sign Vernon Philander on short-term deal June 26, 2013

    Kent county club has roped in South Africa bowling sensation Vernon Philander on a short-term deal. Philander, 28, has had an outstanding beginning to his Test career, taking 89 wickets in just 16 matches at a staggering 17.13. Philander is eligible to play in Kent's FLt20 match against Middlesex on...
  • Vernon Philander can get better: Graeme Smith February 18, 2013

    Cape Town: South African opening bowler Vernon Philander has built up a phenomenal record since his Test debut against Australia in November 2011 but his captain Graeme Smith is looking for more. "Vern [Philander] has got the results but he is still a work in progress," said Smith. "I think...
  • Pak batsmen face big challenge against SA bowlers February 13, 2013

    Cape Town: Pakistan's batsmen face a big challenge when they take on South Africa's in-form fast bowlers in the second Test starting at Newlands on Thursday. After being bowled out for 49 on the way to a 211-run defeat in the first Test in Johannesburg, Pakistan will be up against Dale...
  • South Africa cricketers rule ICC Test rankings February 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's cricketers are increasingly comfortable as they look down on the rest of the cricketing world from their number one spot in the Test rankings. A 211-run win in the first Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium was their fourth win in a row - all achieved...