Philander led a strong performance by South Africa's bowlers to set up a four-wicket consolation win for the hosts in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan at SuperSport Park on Saturday.
South Africa, who have already lost the series, will rest Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis for the third and final one-day international against Pakistan at Centurion on Saturday.
Pakistan beat South Africa by one run in a rain-hit second one-day international at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday to win the three-match series by taking a 2-0 lead.
After their dismal performance in the United Arab Emirites, Pakistan have done a lot better in South Africa's backyard and now have the opportunity to register the Maiden ever bilateral ODI series win against South Africa.
Debutants Bilawal Bhatti and Anwar Ali spurred Pakistan to victory after their team had been in deep trouble in the first one-day international against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday.
Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal went on a six-hitting spree before Shahid Afridi sealed a series-levelling victory for Pakistan against South Africa.
Jacques Kallis was recalled to South Africa's one-day squad on Thursday for two home series against Pakistan and India, putting the veteran allrounder in line to play his first ODI in nearly two years.
A surprise bowling change brought a wicket and was a crucial factor as South Africa beat Pakistan in a rain-affected first Twenty20 international at the Wanderers.
Pakistan allrounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik were ruled out by injuries from the limited-overs series in South Africa and will return home without being replaced.
Pakistani selectors avoided pressing the panic button while announcing a 17-member squad on Saturday for the ODI and Twenty20 series in South Africa with Misbah-ul-Haq being retained as captain of the one-day side.