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Michael Clarke admits he was ‘out of line’ against Vernon Philander

Australian skipper Michael Clarke speaks after he exploded into a war of words with South Africa‘s Vernon Philander during the 245-run defeat of the home side at the third and final Test match at Cape Town. Clarke said that he was “out of line” as and went to his teammate’s defence when “something” was said to the player while the two ‘extremely passionate’ teams were playing the match, the report added.

After Philander was caught behind after grassing a slight edge to wicket-keeper Brad Haddin off a Mitchell Johnson bouncer there was slight confusion as to whether the batsman was really out.

Though later after Philander was confirmed out by the officials he had an heated altercation with Clarke before making his way back to the pavilion.

Philander reportedly appeared to get into an argument with the Australian players as he was given out caught behind following a bouncer from Mitchell Johnson which flicked his right glove into wicketkeeper Brad Haddin‘s gloves.

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