Tom Bryant

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Name: Tom Bryant
Date registered: January 2, 2015
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/football/liverpool

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Aug 02

South Africa ‘had a few hard chats’ after third Test, says Vernon Philander

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Vernon Philander has admitted South Africa “had a few hard chats” in the wake of the 239-run defeat in the third Test that left them 2-1 down with one to play at Old Trafford starting on Friday.

South Africa lost three wickets for no runs at The Oval as Moeen Ali spun England to victory with a hat-trick but Philander blamed the tourists’ defeat on their collapse in the first innings when at one point they were 61 for seven.

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