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Vernon Philander out of hospital, available to bat in third test

South African all-rounder Vernon Philander has been discharged from the hospital and will now bat in the third Test between England and South Africa at The Oval.

cricket Updated: Jul 29, 2017 15:54 IST
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Vernon Philander will be available to bat for South Africa in the third Test versus England at The Oval. (AFP)

All-rounder Vernon Philander was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning will bat on day three of the third test against England at the Oval, Cricket South Africa said.

The 32-year-old came down with a viral infection ahead of the match and left the field during Friday’s play as the stomach ailment got worse.

The Proteas head into the third day in a heap of trouble at 126 for eight, still 28 runs away from avoiding the follow-on.

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Temba Bavuma (34) and Morne Morkel (2) were at the crease for the tourists at close of play on Friday, with Philander expected to bat at number 11.

First Published: Jul 29, 2017 15:02 IST