Vernon Philander finished with figures of 5 for 21    Getty Images
Vernon Philander (Left) finished with figures of 5 for 21 Getty Images

Johannesburg: South African pace bowler Vernon Philander, who wrecked havoc on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart, has credited the magnificent all-round performance to put the visitors in the driver s seat. The Proteas powered by Philander, who took a five-wicket haul and Kyle Abbott, dashed hopes of the hosts of a memorable comeback notching up 8-wickets between them to bundle the home side for 85 runs. However, the fast bowler refused to take the praise following his 10th-career five-for, saying, It was a magnificent all-round performance from everyone. Catches need to be taken, there was also a magnificent run-out, all those things add up to a collective team effort and allow you to bowl a team out. You need those things to go your way, it was a magnificent performance, he was quoted as saying by Sport24. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hobart

South Africa in reply struggled as Mitchell Starc inspired-Australia kept control in the flow of runs limiting the visitors to 170 for 5 taking a lead of 86 runs at stumps on Day One. Looking at the scoreboard I think we are a little bit ahead. There is still a lot of work to be done, there is still a lot of cricket to be played. We are a team that wants to get as many runs as possible in the first innings to give us a big lead. The job is nowhere near done, there is a lot of cricket to come, Philander said.

Temba Bavuma (38 not out) and Quinton de Kock (28 not out) will lead the response on Day Two. The Steve Smith-led side lost the first Test of the three-match series by 177 runs at the WACA.