x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Steyn strikes derail Bangladesh's fightback

Dale Steyn produced a devastating display with the ball as South Africa claimed a 61-run victory.

POTCHEFSTROOM // Dale Steyn produced a devastating display with the ball as South Africa claimed a 61-run victory. The paceman finished with figures of 4-16 as South Africa dismissed the tourists for 222, despite the efforts of Mohammad Ashraful and Shakib Al Hasan, who made 73 and 51 respectively. Jacques Kallis had earlier scored a half-century to set South Africa on the way to a total of 283-8.

Albie Morkel and Morne Morkel also took five wickets between them for the Proteas. South Africa had no such problems earlier on and their dominance with the bat could have been even greater, but for some fine fielding from the tourists and the bowling of Naeem. He took 3-60, including Kallis (50), tempting the all-rounder to launch over deep midwicket but holing out to Iqbal. AB De Villiers, who hit an almost identical shot, also fell to Naeem, caught by Imrul Kayes.

The pair had steadied the ship after the loss Hashim Amla (35) and Justin Ontong (27). Mark Boucher, Jean-Paul Duminy and Johan Botha at decent intervals, leaving Albie Morkel (32 not out) and Johann Louw (23) to rack up the runs late on. Steyn removed Imrul Kayes and Junaid Siddique, before Tamim Iqbal and Ashraful combined to bolster Bangladesh hopes. But Iqbal was run out and his replacement Mushfiqur Rahim followed the next over to leave Bangladesh struggling on 77-4.

Ashraful and Shakib put on a fifth-wicket stand of 92. But once Ashraful departed, caught behind off Steyn, Bangladesh's resolve ended with the Morkel brothers wrapping up the innings. * PA Sport