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India vs South Africa: Vernon Philander Becomes 7th South African to Take 100 Test Wickets at Home

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 6, 2018, 5:35 PM IST
India vs South Africa: Vernon Philander Becomes 7th South African to Take 100 Test Wickets at Home

Vernon Philander. (AP Image)

New Delhi: Star pacer Vernon Philander added a fresh feather into his cap as he became only the seventh South African to scalp 100 Test wickets at home, during the second day of the first Test against India at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday.

Middle-order maestro Cheteshwar Pujara became Philander's 100th Test scalp at home. After resisting the South African pace attack in the first session of the second day, Pujara fell when he poked at a Philander delivery outside the off-stump and was caught out in the slips, on the first ball of the second session.

Philander joined some of the former legends like Mkhaya Ntini, Shaun Pollock, Allan Donald and Jacques Kallis in this illustrious list. Philander's current teammates Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are also feature in this list.

Mkhaya Ntini: Matches:53, Wickets: 249
Dale Steyn: Matches:47, Wickets: 242
Shaun Pollock: Matches: 59, Wickets: 235
Allan Donald: Matches: 38, Wickets: 177
Jacques Kallis: Matches: 88, Wickets: 165
Morne Morkel: Matches:36, Wickets: 128
Vernon Philander: Matches: 23, Wickets: 100*

Moreover, Philander is also the third fastest South African to take 100 wickets in South Africa. The star pacer is only behind Steyn and Donald in this particular list.

Tests to 100 wickets in South Africa:

Dale Steyn: 20
Allan Donald: 22
Mkhayan Ntini/ Vernon Philander*: 23
Shaun Pollock: 26
Morne Morkel: 29
Jacques Kallis: 49
First Published: January 6, 2018, 5:30 PM IST

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