Rohit Sharma walks back after being dismissed by Dale Steyn on day two. Reuters
Dale Steyn finally showed exactly why he is considered the best fast bowler in the world, ripping through India on the day two of the second Test to set South Africa up for a possible big first innings lead.
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The South African pacer was instrumental in India getting bowled out for 334 in 111.3 overs, when at the beginning of the day, a day which was seriously hampered by rain, the visitors looked set for a big score at 181 for one.
Steyn scythed through Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Rohit Sharma in a flash, before cleaning up the tail as well to give his side's openers a chance to build a platform in search of a big score on a Durban pitch which is not exactly seamer-friendly.
Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen went about doing just that, comfortably seeing off the final 20 overs of the day to finish on 82 for no loss.
Steyn said South Africa were determined to win the 2nd Test for Jacques Kallis, who announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of the Durban match.
"There are three days left, so I hope we can get a result, especially for Jacques," Steyn said. "We will do everything in our power to try and win it for him. We were on the edge of winning in Johannesburg and then we didn't, but rather than go 1-0 down there, we stand a chance of winning the series here."
Rain has hampered the match quite a bit already, with a lot more forecast for the next three days, but Steyn is hopeful the weather will hold and they can give one of the greatest ever players to play the sport of cricket a fitting send-off.
"He sat down and had a little talk with us and said he didn't want to play his last Test in Durban and for it to fizzle out and be a draw," Steyn added. "So we have to do whatever it takes. Whatever it is, whether we have to score quickly, take 10 wickets again, whatever, we'll do it."
Lineups: South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB De Villiers, Faf Du Plessis, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami.
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