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South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Steyn, Philander fit to bowl

Dec 19, 2014: Mohammad Moosajee, South Africa's team manager, confirmed that Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander will be fit to bowl on the fourth day in Centurion, after both the seamers left the field on day three with muscle tightness

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

County news

Notts secure Philander, Hilfenhaus

Dec 19, 2014: Nottinghamshire have secured two overseas signings for 2015 with Vernon Philander and Ben Hilfenhaus set for stints at Trent Bridge next season.

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Philander, Morkel leave WI on rocks

Dec 19, 2014: West Indies' resistance in the face of South Africa's daunting first-innings total could not be faulted for determination but it went entirely unrewarded as they ended the day trailing by 275 runs after following on with eight wickets in hand

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa news

SA count mounting injury list

Nov 24, 2014: South Africa emerged battered and bruised from Australia, and not just via the 4-1 reverse. Four players were injured on the trip, bringing to six the total number of walking wounded in the camp including JP Duminy.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

Bailey and bowlers give Australia 32-run win

Nov 14, 2014: Australia defeated South Africa by 32 runs in the first ODI at the WACA. AB de Villiers threatened to lead South Africa to a venue record chase but his run-out for 80 ended South Africa's hopes

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st ODI, Mount Maunganui

Philander hones his batting and death bowling

Oct 20, 2014: Back in the South Africa ODI squad for the New Zealand series, Vernon Philander has been preparing to bowl at the death and also hopes to contribute with the bat down the order

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in New Zealand and Australia 2014-15

Philander returns to one-day squad

Sep 30, 2014: Vernon Philander was the only change to the South Africa ODI squad that was victorious in the recent triangular series in Zimbabwe ahead of trips to New Zealand and Australia

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

Different means to same inadequate end for Tahir and Philander

Jul 24, 2014: Vernon Philander was disciplined, Imran Tahir less so. But it made little difference to them and South Africa as they slogged it out on a SSC pitch that offered little other than runs

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

SLC ensure tampering footage aired

Jul 20, 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket was able to ensure that the television footage of Vernon Philander's ball-tampering was aired 48 hours after the incident took place

Firdose Moonda and Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

SA need to be careful with the ball - Domingo

Jul 19, 2014: South Africa either need to become more discreet in their management of the match ball or stop trying to manipulate it to their advantage, was the message from Russell Domingo

Firdose Moonda in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

SA's tampering offences expose lenient laws

Jul 19, 2014: South Africa have been associated with three ball-tampering offences in nine months. That all incidents have passed with little fuss shows that the ICC needs to enforce stricter laws to prevent it from recurring

Firdose Moonda in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Philander fined for ball-tampering

Jul 18, 2014: Vernon Philander has become the second South African in the last nine months to be charged and fined for ball tampering after an incident during the ongoing Galle Test

Firdose Moonda in Galle

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Philander targets new-ball damage

Jul 14, 2014: South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander believes the key to succeeding in Sri Lankan conditions lies in picking up early wickets while the ball is still new

ESPNcricinfo staff

Statsguru Awards

A South Africa show

Mar 14, 2014: The players of 2013, as decided by the numbers. Also starring George Bailey, Saeed Ajmal, and Virat Kohli

S Rajesh

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Philander fights hard but falls short

Mar 5, 2014: Earlier in the series, Vernon Philander had had his willingness to work hard on the field questioned by the opposition. On day five in Cape Town, he showed them just how hard he can work, even with bat in hand

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Harris bowls Australia to last-gasp win

Mar 5, 2014: Ryan Harris goes under the knife for knee surgery after this series - he does not know what the future holds. He may play Test cricket again, but at 34 there are no guarantees. Whatever happens, he has delivered one of the great triumphs in Australia's re

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Philander hits Australian wall

Feb 18, 2014: Vernon Philander began the series ranked as the world's No. 1 paceman but is increasingly struggling to live up to the expectations of his lofty perch against Australia

Daniel Brettig

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Steyn needs better support - Ntini

Feb 17, 2014: There was only one winner of the fast-bowling contest at Centurion Park, but Makhaya Ntini believes South Africa can turn the tables if Dale Steyn is given the support that Mitchell Johnson receives

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

South Africa lack their Centurion spark

Feb 12, 2014: South Africa were not awful on the opening day, but from a position where they had Australia in significant trouble the attack could not ram home the advantage and back Graeme Smith's decision to bowl

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park

South Africa v South African Composite XI, Johannesburg, 1st day

All-round Philander shines for South Africa

Feb 4, 2014: South Africa may end up looking neither to Wayne Parnell nor Ryan McLaren as their all-round solution in the future because Vernon Philander could provide the selectors with an alternative

The Report by Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg
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