Vernon Philander became seventh South African to 200 Test wickets © Getty Images
Vernon Philander became seventh South African to 200 Test wickets © Getty Images

South Africa‘s Vernon Philander  became the seventh bowler from their country to take 200 Test wickets. His 200th wicket came in his 54th Test for the Proteas. His 199th and 200th victims were the ‘Marsh Brothers’ – Shaun and Mitchell. He went to pick his 201st wicket as well in Peter Handscomb; his 50th wicket against Australia. Leading the list for wicket-takers for South Africa is Shaun Pollock, followed by Dale Steyn, Makaya Ntini, Allan Donald, Morne Morkel and Jacques Kallis.

Leading wicket-takers for South Africa
Player Mat Wkts Ave Econ
Shaun Pollock 108 421 23.11 2.39
Dale Steyn 86 419 22.32 3.22
Makhaya Ntini 101 390 28.82 3.23
AA Donald 72 330 22.25 2.83
Morne Morkel 86 309 27.63 3.1
Jacques Kallis 165 291 32.63 2.82
Vernon Philander 54 201 21.73 2.65

South Africa are currently 4 wickets away from clinching the 4-Test series 3-1 against Australia. Visitors are still 514 runs away with to level series 2-2.