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Super Steyn helps Proteas turn tables

Dale Steyn's brutal six-wicket haul ended a personal 68-over drought to condemn India to a comprehensive batting collapse in the second Test at Durban.

Dale Steyn, left, gives Cheteshwar Pujara a send-off on his way to superb figures of 6-100 on day two of the second Test in Durban

Not content with 3-38 in his first nine-over stint on day two at Kingsmead, Steyn skittled India's tail in an irresistible evening-session attack.

The fired-up Proteas snared three wickets in two overs between lunch and tea after heavy rain washed out the morning session.

Then the 30-year-old paceman spearheaded South Africa's relentless charge that squeezed India from 320 for five to 334 all out in just 29 balls. In his devastating second spell, Steyn claimed 3-13 from four overs for an overall analysis of 6-100.

India resumed on 181 for one but only Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane prospered, with 46 and 51 not out respectively, in the face of Steyn’s onslaught – overnight half-centurions Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay departed caught at the wicket to India’s tormentor in chief. Vijay was just three runs shy of a maiden Test ton on foreign soil.

South Africa skipper Graeme Smith caught Mohammed Shami off Steyn in the cordon to end the India innings and proceeded to add an unbroken opening stand of 82 alongside Alviro Petersen by the close.

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