Reflecting on his performance‚ Philander said it was all about hitting the right lines and lengths.
“It was the consistency of hitting the right areas‚" he said.
"At times we probably bowled a little bit short and offered them a little bit too much after lunch.
"Once you hit a good area it was hard to score for them.”
Philander‚ who is retiring after this Test series‚ said he wants to enjoy whatever is left for him in international cricket.
“With a few matches left‚ I have to make the most of it.
"It’s a decision that was planned for a long time and I have to live by it‚” he said‚ adding that anything more than 300 on day three should be enough for SA.
“I reckon 300 plus score will probably be a safe zone‚ and by saying that we have to start really well with the bat once more in the morning.
"But as you will know in Centurion you will never know what you will get.”