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100 milestone for Philander

2013-12-20 12:22
Vernon Philander (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas seamer Vernon Philander has become the fastest South African to reach 100 wickets in Test cricket.


Philander dismissed India's Shikhar Dhawan on the third morning of the first Test at the Wanderers to break team-mate Dale Steyn's record.

Philander is playing in his 19th Test while Steyn reached 100 wickets in his 20th Test.

Philander is also the sixth fastest bowler in Test cricket history to reach the milestone.

The Proteas were bowled out for 244, 36 behind India's first innings total of 280.

At 12:16 India were on 25/1 in their second innings, a lead of 61 runs.

CLICK HERE to view the fastert bowlers to 100 Test wickets in Test cricket (Philander yet to be added).


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