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Steyn Grabs Five As South Africa Complete Big Win

Steyn Grabs Five As South Africa Complete Big Win
South Africa On The Brink Of Crushing Win
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South Africa 441-9 dec. (Smith 157, Shakib Al Hasan 5-130) beat
Bangladesh 153 & 159 (Steyn 5-66) by an innings and 129 runs

First Test, Bloemfontein, day four

Dale Steyn took five wickets as South Africa wrapped up an innings and 129-run victory over Bangladesh on day four in Bloemfontein by bowling the Tigers out for 159 in their second innings.

The tourists resumed on 67 for three after much of day three was lost to rain and quickly found themselves staring down the barrel, unable to handle the pace of Dale Steyn, who took all but two of the wickets to fall on day four to finish with five for 63.

Mohammad Ashraful (13) and Mehrab Hossain played out seven overs before Ashraful edged Makhaya Ntini to gully where Neil McKenzie took a low catch.

Shakib Al Hasan was then caught by wicket-keeper Mark Boucher for a duck and Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh's most solid batsman in the first innings, was run out by Ashwell Prince without scoring.

Steyn grabbed his second wicket of the day when Naeem Islam was also caught by Boucher for three.

Mashrafe Mortaza made six before he was bowled by Steyn to leave Bangladesh in disarray at 108 for eight, still well behind.

Shahadat Hossain (16) added 45 for the ninth wicket with Mehrab before he became Steyn's fifth wicket, comprehensively bowled attempting a big shot.

The end of the match came soon after when Mahbubul Alam chipped Jacques Kallis to Prince at mid-on for a simple catch, leaving Mehrab unbeaten on 43.

Graeme Smith (157) and Hashim Amla (112) made centuries in South Africa's innings of 441 for nine declared before Bangladesh were bowled out for 153 on day two.

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