Philander spearheads Proteas’ win against Aussies

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South African seam bowler, Vernon Philander ripped through the Australian batting line up early on day five of the fourth and final cricket test and helped the Proteas to a historic 3-1 series victory.

Philander who took nine wickets for 51 runs in the match, was voted man-of-the-match, while Kagiso Rabada was named man of the series.

He took 23 wickets at an average of just over 19 runs per wicket.

It was the first time since re-admission that the Proteas managed to beat Australia in a test series in South Africa.

Philander took six wickets in the first session and South Africa won the test by 492 runs, their biggest margin ever against any team.

The Proteas beat the visitors by 492 runs in the fourth and final test match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg for a 3-1 series victory.

Australia who resumed on 88 for the loss of three wickets, were bowled out for 119 in their second innings.