Philander out of caribbean clash

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Sydney: South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of Friday`s key World Cup clash against the West Indies in Sydney after failing to recover from a hamstring injury.

Philander hobbled off the field after sending down just four overs in Sunday`s 130-run loss to India in Melbourne.

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When he batted, he was dismissed for nought.
“Vernon Philander has sustained a Grade 1 hamstring strain & has been ruled out of the match vs West Indies on Friday,” a statement on South Africa`s Twitter feed said Tuesday.

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