Philander ‘sinks’ New Zealand

South Africa’s Vernon Philander seems to be on fire after taking five wickets against New Zealand in the first Test match at a sunny Newlands.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and decided to bat first against South Africa.

New Zealand's batsman Martin Guptill is pictured after being sent for 1 run by South African bowler Vernon Philander. Credit: AFP

Latest score:

New Zealand 31/6(12.4 overs)


South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie, Daniel Flynn, BJ Watling, James Franklin, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Jeetan Patel, Chris Martin. - IOL

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