Cricket News sort by Vernon Darryl Philander

New Zealand Vs South Africa, Day 3, Second Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton, The National Bank Series 2012, Match Highlights

Sri Lanka are staring at an innings and also a series defeat at Newlands in Cape Town after a dramatic batting collapse on the third day’s play of the Third and Final Test.

South Africa despite losing the Boxing Day Test at Durban badly has retained the same squad of 13 for the third and final Test at Cape Town which begins on January 3, 2012.

The first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the SuperSport Park in Centurion got finished in just three days! The touring Sri Lankans faltered for a second time with the bat to surrender the Test Match on Day 3 itself and thus losing the contest by an innings and 81 runs.

South African pacer Vernon Philander who has been on a roll taking three consecutive five-wicket hauls in Tests is being signed up by English County - Somerset for the next season.

Sri Lanka had a poor start in the First Test at Centurion as they got bundled out for a paltry 180 after being put to bat first on a green pitch. By the close of the opening day's play, South Africa steadily moved to 90 for 1 in 34 overs.