South Africa paceman Vernon Philander performed his final Test right here in opposition to England and can now retire from international cricket.
Philander, 34, has performed 97 matches throughout all three codecs, taking a complete of 261 wickets since his debut in 2011, earlier than this recreation.
In his farewell Test, the final of the 4-match sequence, he couldn’t assist South Africa win because the hosts misplaced to England by 191 runs however the ace medium quick bowler, identified for his guile, was celebrated after the match on Day four as he was introduced with a token.
“I’d like to thank Vern for his services to the Proteas over the years, this team will miss him so, so much. We will sit with him tonight in the dressing room and share in the memories. It’s a lot of effort and time, the sacrifices you make over ten years,” skipper Faf du Plessis stated.
It was not a Test to recollect in any other case for Philander as he was fined 15 p.c of his match price and handed him one demerit level. Philander acquired the penalty for his celebration after dismissing England’s Jos Buttler on the second day of the fourth Test on the Wanderers.
Philander had introduced earlier than the beginning of the sequence that this is able to be his final in international cricket. In the match, he took two wickets within the first innings and remained wicketless within the second during which he bowled simply 1.three overs. Philander scored four and 10 in each innings.