This was not the adieu that Vernon Philander would accept hoped for. After rolling back the years with several define spells of acrimonious line-and-length bond bowling at Centurion, area he took 4 for 16 in 14.2 overs in the aboriginal innings, he has looked off the clip – to put it attentive – in after defeats, and goes into his final all-embracing afore abutting Somerset with South Africa 2-1 bottomward in the series.
But there would be few areas on which he would adopt to bow out. He has an accomplished almanac at the Wanderers, with 39 wickets in seven Tests there at a boilerplate of aloof 15.69, and if he is fit abundant to the basin for an abiding period, again he will absolutely account England some problems as he hopes for one aftermost hurrah.
The angle is still almost austere for South Africa. In the absence of Kagiso Rabada, their bang bowler and the arch wicket-taker in the alternation to date, and with their batting calendar attractive more brittle, Faf du Plessis badly needs an acknowledgment from his players afterward a lackluster affectation at St George’s Park.
Series: England Tour of South Africa 3 T20, 3 ODI, 4 Test
Teams: England vs South Africa
Match: 4th Test
Time: 1:00 PM PKT
Date: Jan 24-28, 2020