Philander blows away Aussies for 492 run win: 4th Test, Day 5 (J'burg)

Vernon Philander bowled a stunning spell of 6 wickets for 3 runs as South African demolished Australia for 118 in the first session, winning the match by 492 runs and taking the series 3-1.

Australia started the day on 88 for 3 and lost their remaining seven wickets for 31 runs inside 17 overs.

The 32-year-old Philander claimed his 200th wicket in a spell of six wickets in the space of 32 balls as South Africa beat Australia for the first time at home since 1970. He took a match bag of 9 wickets and claimed the man of the match award.

South Africa 488 (Markram 152, Bavuma 95*, de Villiers 69, Cummins 5-83, Lyon 3-182) and 344 for 6 dec (Du Plessis 120, Elgar 81, Cummins 4-58) beat Australia 221 (Paine 62, Khawaja 53, Cummins 50, Philander 3-30, Rabada 3-53, Maharaj 3-92) and 119 (Burns 42, Philander 6-21) by 492 runs.

April 2018.


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