Summary: Dubai [UAE], Feb 20 (ANI): South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander
has been ruled out of the second and final Test against Bangladesh due to a grade one hamstring strain.
Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne reduced the target to 276 by adding 28 without loss by tea.South Africa were on course to set the tourists a more challenging target when they reached 251 for five, with captain Faf du Plessis and Vernon Philander
looking solid in a sixth wicket partnership of 60.But Embuldeniya, who bowled with impressive control, bowled Philander
to start a collapse in which the last five wickets fell for eight runs.
With Vernon Philander
gaining unpredictable bounce from a good length just outside off stump, Shafiq advanced down the pitch and was caught at second slip off a ball which seamed away from him.
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Elgar), 2-123 (Markram), 3-126 (Amla), 4-149 (De Bruyn), 5-305 (Bavuma), 6-356 (Du Plessis), 7-394 (De Kock), 8-407 (Philander
), 9-408 (Rabada)
South Africa's attack was strong enough to end the first Test inside eight sessions, and the return of Vernon Philander
at a ground where he has made a habit of demolishing batting line-ups will only make things harder for the visitors.
SOUTH Africa captain Faf du Plessis reserved praise for Vernon Philander
after the bowler inspired a 492-run victory over Australia in the fourth Test in Johannesburg.
With Dale Steyn picking up a heel injury early in the series, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada, newcomer Lungi Ngidi and Vernon Philander
have bowled superbly, restricting India to totals of 209, 135, 307 and 151.
Summary: With 208 to defend against India, Philander
said he knew he had to quickly take the responsibility of spearheading the South African pace battery
CRICKET VERNON PHILANDER
has hit another fitness issue which puts South Africa in a selection quandary for the mustwin Old Trafford Test.
With Ben Stokes scoring his fifth ton earlier in the day to take England to 353 all out, Roland-Jones' spell from the Vauxhall End was the catalyst behind South Africa's collapse to 126-8, with uncertainty over Vernon Philander
's participation after he was taken to hospital with a viral illness.
He was given support from Morne Morkel, with a stubborn 39-ball 17, and last man Vernon Philander
, fit to bat after being discharged from hospital following tests for the stomach ailment that had kept him off the field for much of the first two days.
The 32-year-old negotiated a demanding examination from a South African pace attack inspired particularly by two-wicket Vernon Philander
, who also spent 50 minutes off the field with a stomach upset, to close in on a 31st Test hundred.
The no-frills opener excelled in conditions which were far from easy for any batsmen as the ball moved around in the air and off the pitch almost throughout - for the admirable Vernon Philander
especially - after Joe Root chose to bat first on a day of many showers and only 59 of the scheduled 90 overs.
Root was another to begin with an early rush of boundaries but was becalmed as the South Africa attack found their range - and crucially, Philander
Ballance's crease-bound technique has been exposed again on his third coming as a Test batsman, while Jennings' dismissal by Vernon Philander
for three, was unedifying indeed.