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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

India in South Africa 2013-14

Smith looks to end SA's poor Durban record

Dec 24, 2013: Graeme Smith, South Africa's captain, attributed the team's poor record in Durban in recent years to failing to adapt to the conditions, but remained confident of beating India in the upcoming Boxing Day Test

Firdose Moonda in Durban

ICC news

Philander displaces Steyn as No. 1 Test bowler

Dec 23, 2013: Vernon Philander has displaced his team-mate Dale Steyn at the top of the ICC Test bowlers' rankings. Philander moved to the top after a fine showing in Johannesburg

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Conditions have favoured India - Philander

Dec 20, 2013: Vernon Philander believes that a slow pitch in Johannesburg has favoured the Indian batsmen

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Philander is fastest SA bowler to 100 Test wickets

Dec 20, 2013: Vernon Philander became the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets, at the Wanderers on Friday, when he had Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan caught at second slip

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Hurting Philander eases South Africa's pain

Dec 19, 2013: Vernon Philander was suffering from a toothache last night but he was incisive with the ball, before shoring up a South Africa collapse with a defiant innings

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

All-round Philander resists inspired India

Dec 19, 2013: Vernon Philander chipped in with bat and ball to keep the match even, as India's trio of quicks served up an incisive combined effort

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Overseas masters

Nov 1, 2013: In the last six years South Africa have a 16-5 win-loss record in away Tests; no other team comes close during this period

S Rajesh

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

'We are focusing on fourth-day finish' - Shafiq

Oct 16, 2013: Asad Shafiq has warned South Africa they could have less than 24 hours left in the Abu Dhabi Test match as he predicted a result in Pakistan's favour by tomorrow.

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa 2013-14

Smith and Steyn return for Pakistan series

Sep 10, 2013: Graeme Smith, who has been out of competitive cricket since May, will lead South Africa against Pakistan in the Test series in the UAE, which begins on October 14

ESPNcricinfo staff

'Put in the hard yards and you'll get rewards'

Aug 17, 2013: Vernon Philander stresses the importance of working on your skills, but he's not a big fan of being called the new McGrath

Interview by Jack Wilson

Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel v Jamaica Tallawahs, CPL, Port-of-Spain

Hyatt, Philander blitz downs T&T

Aug 8, 2013: Danza Hyatt and Vernon Philander robbed 41 runs in 14 balls to post just enough for Jamaica Tallawahs as they beat Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel by five runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Antigua Hawksbills v Jamaica Tallawahs

Philander, Russell guide Jamaica to first win

Aug 5, 2013: Vernon Philander and Andre Russell set up a comfortable seven-wicket win for Jamaica Tallawahs, their first of the Caribbean Premier League, against Antigua Hawksbills in Providence on Sunday

ESPNcricinfo staff

CPL 2013

Philander eyes shorter formats

Jul 29, 2013: Vernon Philander, the South Africa seamer, hopes to use his stint in the Caribbean Premier League as a means to breaking into South Africa's limited-overs squads

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