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Philander blasts South Africa to win over India

Vernon Philander ripped through the India batting line-up

By: Sarwar Alam

South Africa’s fast bowlers, led by Vernon Philander, blasted through India’s batting as the host nation gained a 72-run win on the fourth day of the first Test at Newlands on Monday (8). Set 208 to win the first of three matches between the world’s two leading Test teams, number one-ranked India were bowled out for 135 by their nearest challengers. Philander took six for 42 with Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada claiming two wickets each as India were subjected to a pace barrage in bowler-friendly conditions. South Africa were reduced to three fast bowlers because of a heel injury suffered by Dale Steyn while…

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