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England vs South Africa: Vernon Philander Out of Hospital, Available For Third Test

Reuters | Updated: July 30, 2017, 10:01 AM IST
England vs South Africa: Vernon Philander Out of Hospital, Available For Third Test

Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel. (Getty Images)

All-rounder Vernon Philander was discharged from the hospital and will take part in the third Test third test against England at the Oval, Cricket South Africa said.

The 32-year-old came down with a viral infection ahead of the match and left the field during Friday's play as the stomach ailment got worse.

The Proteas are in deep trouble as Toby Roland-Jones saw his dream debut continue as he completed a five-wicket haul to end South Africa's belated resistance and ensure England maintained their domination of the third test at The Oval on Saturday.

Yet the home side's push for victory to move 2-1 ahead in the four-test series was threatened by the south London weather as afternoon rain ended up wiping out half the day's play with England on 74-1 in their second innings, 252 runs ahead.

Roland-Jones had spearheaded the dismissal of South Africa for 175 on the third morning of the 100th Oval test to give England a 178-run first innings lead before another newcomer Tom Westley then helped hammer home the advantage.
First Published: July 30, 2017, 10:00 AM IST

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