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South African pacer Vernon Philander has reiterated that they are keen on whitewashing India when they take on the visitors in the third Test at Wanderers.

South Africa's wrecker-in-chief at Cape Town, Vernon Philander said he had a plan in place to trap Virat Kohli after the hosts defeated India by 72 runs.

South Africa dominated the Newlands Test from start to end, never allowing the Sri Lankans with even a foot in the game. They were highly efficient with the bat, and mighty impressive with the ball, as they clinched the game inside four days

South Africa defeated Australia 2-1 in the three-match Test series played in the latter’s home ground. While the Proteas could not inflict a whitewash as the Aussies fought back hard in the dead rubber at Adelaide, in the day-night encounter, the visitors were still the superior of the two teams

Australia were thrashed by South Africa by an innings and 80 runs in the second Test at Hobart, as a result of which the Proteas clinched the series. The match lasted for less than four days

The manner in South Africa were thrashed by the Australians at Centurion, there were plenty of worries for the home side as they headed into Port Elizabeth.

Vernon Philander’s all-round performance rescued South Africa both with the ball and the bat on Day 2 in the First Test at Johannesburg. The hosts finished the day’s play at 213 for 6 in 66 overs with a deficit of 67 runs to wipe before getting into the lead.

South Africa completed a 4-wicket win in the Newlands Test on the fourth day to seal their 3-match Test Series against Pakistan 2-0. This is the sixth series win in a row for the World No.1 Test team. Pakistan, who were holding the edge going into the penultimate day disappointed with their batting to leave the Proteas with a modest target of 182 to chase.

Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the Second Test at Port Elizabeth against New Zealand because of a hamstring injury. Philander’s absence will be a big boost for the Kiwi batsmen as the seamer had wrecked them apart on the first day of the Durban Test for a paltry total of 45.