Steyn too good for Pakistan
Dale Steyn returned match figures of 11-60 as South Africa completed a 211-run victory over Pakistan in the first Test on Monday.
Having been dismissed for just 49 in their first innings, Pakistan were always up against it but they rallied second time around to finish day three on 183-4. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was unbeaten on 44, while Asad Shafiq began day four on 53 not out and much depended on the duo if the Asians were to pull off an unlikely victory. But Asad added just three more runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Steyn and Misbah followed soon afterwards for 64. The tail tried to wag with Umar Gul hitting 23 but the Proteas pacemen were just too good as Steyn finished with figures of 5-52 to add to his first-innings 6-8. Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel both took two wickets, with Jacques Kallis taking the other, and South Africa captain Graeme Smith was full of praise for the way in which Steyn led the attack. "Dale was outstanding, it was important that someone set the tone for us with the ball and he did that," he said. "Everybody followed suit afterwards."