5 Feb 2013

Steyn destroys Pakistan in first test

6:06 am on 5 February 2013

Fast bowler Dale Steyn took career best bowling figures of 11 wickets for 60 runs to help South Africa to a comprehensive 211-run victory over Pakistan on day four of the first cricket test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

In a match of records, South African wicketkeeper AB de Villiers equalled Englishman Jack Russell's world best of 11 dismissals in a test that came in the same ground in 1995.

Having set Pakistan, who made their lowest test total of 49 in the first innings, an improbable 480-run victory target, South Africa bowled them out for 268.

The new ball did the trick as the visitors lost their final six wickets for 59 before the lunch break.

Steyn picked up five second innings wickets to finish with his fifth 10-wicket haul which also earned him the man-of-the-match award.

The second of three Tests is in Cape Town next week.