Steyn demolishes Pakistan, SA win by 211 runs

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Published: Monday, February 4, 2013, 18:02 [IST]
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Johannesburg, Feb 4: South Africa's Dale Steyn demolished the visitors' batting line-up as the lanky pacer claimed 11 wickets in the first Test against Pakistan to help hosts register a massive 211-run win on the fourth day of the Test at Johannesburg on Monday.


Having dismissed Misbah ul Haq and Asad Shafiq within the first three overs, Dale Steyn took the last two wickets to finish the innings with 5/52 as he claimed 11 wickets including a six-wicket haul in the first innings of the Test match.

South Africa's Dale Steyn claims 11 wickets

South Africa's Mortne Morkel and teammates celebrate with Dale Steyn taking his 5th wicket during their cricket test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dale Steyn claims Pakistan's Asad Shafiq

South Africa's Dale Steyn celebrates after claiming Pakistan's Asad Shafiq for 56 runs during the first Test against Pakistan in Johannesburg on Monday.

Dale Steyn celebrates his five-wicket haul against Pakistan

South Africa's Dale Steyn celebrates with his team mates after taking his 5th wicket during the first Test against Pakistan in Johannesburg.

Shafiq and Misbah added 127 runs for the fifth wicket and 20 to their overnight total of 183/4. Misbah was dismissed by Steyn for 64, while he claimed Shafiq for 56 in the third over with the new ball.

Misbah's 167-ball knock included 11 boundaries while Shafiq had hit nine boundaries which eventually helped Pakistan to post 268.

South Africa's Dale Steyn (5/52), Vernon Philander (2/60), Morne Morkel (2/89), Jacques Kallis (1/35) ensured that Pakistan were bundled out for 268 after they were humiliated in the first innings for being dismissed for 49 with Dale Steyn claiming 6 wickets.

AB de Villiers also became the first player in the history to make a century and claim ten or more dismissals in a Test match, after smashing an unbeaten 103 in the second innings.


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