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Plan was to keep Kohli quiet and putting the team in good position: Vernon Philander

South Africa's paceman Vernon Philander toses the ball on his way to the bowling mark on day first of the second Test cricket match between Australia and South Africa in Hobart on November 12 , 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--

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Philander said he knew he had to quickly take the responsibility of spearheading the pace battery and put his team in a good position. Philander registered his 12th five-wicket haul in Test cricket. Philander credited his skipper for having the keeper stand up to the stumps to get rid of Ashwin.
The plan was to keep Virat Kohli quiet and South Africa’s wrecker-in-chief Vernon Philander said his team executed it to perfection during the 72-run win over India in the opening Test on Monday.

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