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Philander set to play in first NZ Test

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South African opening bowler Vernon Philander is "provisionally fit" for the first Test against New Zealand starting at Newlands on Wednesday. 

South Africa Test bowler Vernon Philander is interviewed during a team media open day at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 1, 2012. Opening bowler Philander is "provisionally fit" for the first Test against New Zealand starting at Newlands on Wednesday.

"He's come through his fitness test well," said captain Graeme Smith on Tuesday. "Unless he stiffens up later today or tonight he's fit to play."

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