Steyn demolishes Indian top order

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) – Dale Steyn produced  another magnificent exhibition of fast outswing bowling today to scythe through the Indian batting on the opening day  of the second test at Kingsmead.
The world’s top-ranked bowler followed his seven wickets in  South Africa’s innings victory in the first test with four for  36. At the close of a rain-interrupted day, India were 183 for  six from 56 overs.
Left-arm seamer Tsotsobe, who had struggled before lunch  with two overs for 15 runs, returned after the break to take two  for 15 in seven overs. He also pulled off a sensational catch at  wide mid-on when he snapped up Vangipurappu Laxman’s well-struck  pull off Steyn with his right hand.
After play had been delayed for hour by drizzle and a damp  outfield, Steyn obtained vicious late away movement to have both  opening batsmen, Virender Sehwag (25) and Murali Vijay (19)  caught behind the wicket.
Sehwag tried to drive a late away-swinger from Steyn but was  anchored to the crease and edged the ball to second slip.
Vijay lived dangerously and he was dropped twice in the slip  cordon off the bowling of Steyn, with his score on three and 15.
The second miss did not matter, however, as Steyn’s next  ball was a superb delivery that drew Vijay forward before  jagging away late to find the edge and give wicketkeeper Mark  Boucher a simple catch.
After lunch there was immediate success for the home side as  Sachin Tendulkar (13) drove at a Tsotsobe delivery that was  angled across him, edging a catch for Jacques Kallis at second  slip.
Rahul Dravid and Laxman both showed their class in a 38-run  partnership for the fourth wicket before Steyn produced a  delivery that bounced more than Dravid expected. The veteran,  who had scored 25, gloved a simple catch to Boucher.
Four overs later, Laxman pulled Steyn well, but Tsotsobe  stuck out his right hand at wide mid-on and took an  extraordinary catch as the ball raced past him. Laxman, who had  top-scored with 38, was setting off to run and stood aghast with  his hand on his side after realising he was out.
India were then 130 for five and their outlook became  bleaker still when Cheteshwar Pujara (19) top-edged a hook at  Tsotsobe and Boucher back-pedalled to claim the skied catch.
Bad light ended play just three overs after tea, with  captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 20 and Harbhajan Singh on 15.

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