Tue 09 Jan 2018, 11:57
Watch Philander's bowling genius online on DStv Catch Up and on the DStv Explora.
The Proteas displayed true grit winning the first Test in a hard-fought 72 run victory at Newlands. South Africa now go into the second Test match at SuperSport Park leading the three-match series 1-0.
SuperSport will bring you the live broadcast from the second Test, Saturday 13 January on SuperSport 2 (DStv Channel 202) and DStv Now at 10:00.
Vernon Philander was the chief destroyer taking six wickets as Indian batsmen failed to counterattack his precise bowling. Philander’s performance earned him the man-of-the-match award and will once again be the key man with the ball in the second Test after Dale Steyn suffered another injury.
Newlands has been Big Vern’s happy hunting ground. On his debut against Australia during the 2011/12 season, the all-rounder earned himself the man of the match award taking eight wickets in the match.
Watch the highlights from the first Test match between India and South Africa on DStv Catch Up.
To witness Big Vern’s spectacular bowling was none other than Springboks and Stormers captain player Siya Kolisi who was accompanied by his adorable son. The Stormers kick-off the 2018 Super Rugby season against the Jaguares, Saturday 17 February.
We have to agree with the Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis, the Test match made for riveting viewing.
One of the most thrilling test matches I have played in.Loved every second of it.Well bowled the big @VDP_24 .— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) January 9, 2018
Former Proteas spinner Pat Symcox paid tribute to Philander’s match-winning performance.
Vern you little beauty.....@VDP_24— Pat Symcox (@PatSymcox77) January 8, 2018
SuperSport cricket commentator Mpumelelo Mbangwa had his words of praise to the enthralling finish to the Test match.