• The day Australia crumbled at Newlands

    On this day in 2011 Vernon Philander played in his debut Test and helped South Africa bowl Australia out for 47 at Newlands.

    Parts of all four innings were played on day two, on which 23 wickets fell – a first in Test history, a batsman from both sides was dismissed twice in a day, a No. 11 top-scored in the innings, and Australia bowled South Africa out for 96, before crumbling for 47 – their lowest total since 1902.

    South Africa conceded a 188-run first-innings lead but went on to win the Test by eight wickets on day three.

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