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.

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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