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Steyn destroys Black Caps

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Port Elizabeth – Five wickets from Dale Steyn ensured New Zealand were forced to follow-on in the second Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

The Black Caps were all out for 121 in their first innings and still faced a deficit of 404 runs.

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PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 12, Dale Steyn of South Africa celebrates taking the wicket of Kane Williamson of New Zealand for 4 runs during day 2 of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and New Zealand at Axxess St Georges on January 12, 2013 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

It was Steyn’s 19th five-wicket haul as he got the ball to swing. He bowled 13 overs, five of which were maidens, and took five for 17.

New Zealand resumed in the morning on 47 for six and withstood the pressure for the first half-hour.

BJ Watling was the only Kiwi to offer any resistance and approached his innings in a mature manner. He was selective in his shots and stroked some wonderful cover drives, reaching his half-century off 75 balls, having hit 11 boundaries.

As the wickets tumbled around him, Watling remained steadfast and when he was joined by Trent Boult, the pair added a quick 50 runs off only 37 balls.

Watling eventually edged Morne Morkel to Graeme Smith at slip and his departure, for 63, ended the innings in the morning session.

New Zealnd were 3 without loss at lunchtime. – Sapa

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