Proteas

Philander discharged, likely to bat for SA

2017-07-29 10:42
Vernon Philander (Getty)

Cape Town - Vernon Philander looks likely to come out and bat for the Proteas on day three of the third Test against England at The Oval.

The Proteas go into Saturday's play in a heap of trouble at 126/8, still 28 runs away from avoiding the follow-on. 

There had been a major concern that they would have to complete their innings without Philander.

As the Proteas crumbled on Friday, they did so without being able to call on Philander with the bat. 

The 32-year-old bowled just four overs on day two before he was rushed off to hospital as the stomach ailment that has bugged him all Test got worse. 

But the word coming out of the Proteas camp on Saturday morning wads that Philander had been discharged from hospital, despite the fact that he was still vomiting and experiencing abdominal pain.

Still, he was expected to come in and bat at No 11.

Temba Bavuma (34*) and Morne Morkel (2*) are currently at the wicket for the South Africans, but it is hard to see Morkel lasting too long and Philander is likely to be desperately needed. 

Philander has been diagnosed with a viral infection.

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