Cape Town - Vernon
Philander continued his impressive injury comeback by shining with the
bat for the Cape Cobras on day three of their clash against the Dolphins
in Oudtshoorn on Wednesday.
The Proteas all-rounder, who took four wickets with the ball
in the first innings, made 80 (161 balls, 7 fours) as the home tail
wagged notably in a
reply of 429 - a lead of 102 at the Recreation Ground.
visitors then came out in attacking mode thanks to unbeaten
half-centuries by Morne van Wyk and Vaughn van Jaarsveld to erase the
deficit with 130 for one.
Bad light did stop the Dolphins in their tracks around an hour early, leaving the match pointing towards another likely draw.
It was nonetheless a good rearguard show from the Cobras.
by Philander, in his first first-class match since playing against
England in July, he shared in a 76-run seventh wicket stand with Kyle
Verreynne (33) and then
added 69 with Dane Piedt (38) for the eighth wicket as the home team
were eventually dismissed with a lead of 102.
But that was wiped up by Van Wyk (60 off 81 balls, 8 fours, 2 sixes) and Van Jaarsveld (62 off 84 balls, 12 fours, 1 six).