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Cricket: Steyn sends Pakistan crashing to lowest Test total

Published on Feb 2, 2013 10:23 PM
 
South Africa's Dale Steyn (left), celebrates after taking the wicket of Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed during the second day of their first test cricket match in Johannesburg on Saturday, Feb 2, 2013. Steyn sent Pakistan crashing to a new low as South Africa took control on the second day of the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Dale Steyn sent Pakistan crashing to a new low as South Africa took control on the second day of the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.

Steyn took six for eight in 8.1 overs as Pakistan were shot out for 49, four fewer than their previous lowest total of 53 against Australia in Sharjah in 2002-03.

South Africa led by 204 runs on the first innings but decided not to enforce the follow on. The hosts were 73 for no wicket in their second innings at tea, an overall lead of 277.