South Africa bounced back in the second Test at Trent Bridge with a 340-run win against England. Vernon Philander played a major part in the victory. He scored 54 and 42 with the bat and followed it up with 5 wickets with the ball to bag the player of the match award.
Skipper Faf du Plessis was impressed with Philander's efforts in this and the first Test at Lord's, saying that the all-rounder is Jacques Kallis in the making. He's (Phillander) becoming the new Jacques Kallis the way he's batting," according to Sport24
"He's a fantastic cricketer. When there's something there (in the pitch), he's probably the best in the world at doing something with it," he added.
Du Plessis then goes on to talk about the team changes, following their 211-run drubbing at Lord's. "We left a batsman out to play two all-rounders, with that comes extra responsibility," said the captain.
South Africa have thrashed England in the second Test at Trent Bridge by 340 runs and have leveled the 4-match series 1-1. England lost all their 10 wickets on Day Four and were bowled out for just 133, handing South Africa a huge win in the process.
Only former England captain Alastair Cook offered resistance in the second innings, scoring a gritty 42. However, he did not get any support from the other end. Barring Cook, only three other players got into the double figures. Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj were the pick of the bowlers for South Africa, finishing with three wickets apiece in the second innings.
In pursuit of 474, England lost their first wicket in the second over of the fourth day. From there they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and looked in no situation in successfully negotiating the day, which would have fetched them a draw.
South Africa could add only 147 runs to their overnight score of 214 for 5 on Day three of the first Test against England at Lord's. After gaining crucial 97-run lead, England continued their strong hold in the Test by ending 3rd day of the match with 119 for 1 and leading by 214.
The day three of the match resumed with South African being at 214 for 5, Temba Bavuma batting at 48 along with Kagiso Rabada at 9 off 12. After facing 42 deliveries more and adding 18 more to his score, Rabada was the first man to be dismissed on day three of the match for 27. Further, Bavuma completed his fifty and could add only 11 more to his previous day's score as Moeen Ali once again came in action to dismiss him for 59.