Vernon Philander is this weeks Sports Star of the Week as voted for by fans from across Africa beating the likes of Morne Morkel, Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram.

Vernon Philander was nominated for destroying the Australian batting line up in Day 5, taking 6/21. Named man of the match.

Congratulations Vernon Philander for a well deserved award. The Grit Sports star of the week award is awarded based on a vote that occurs every Tuesday by Grit Sports readers, look out for next weeks star of the week poll and have your say by voting.

Previous Winners:
Week 2 – Kagiso Rabada
Week 3 – Nicholas Dlamini
Week 4 – Phumza Maweni
Week 5 – Percy Tau
Week 6 – Laura Wolvaardt
Week 7 – Aphiwe Dyantyi
Week 8 – Aphiwe Dyantyi
Week 9 – None
Week 10 – Kagiso Rabada
Week 11 – Clarence Munyai
Week 12 – Morne Morkel