Steyn: Best five-for I've taken

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South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn described the five-for he took at Kingsmead on Friday as one of the best in his career.

South African pace bowler Dale Steyn described the five-for he took at Kingsmead on Friday as one of the best in his career.

Steyn bounced back from a wicket drought at the most opportune time as he claimed six wickets on the second day of South Africa's second and final Test against India in Durban.

The visitors were in a commanding position at the start of play at 181 for one with Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara putting on 157 before Steyn struck.

"It's probably one of my better five-fors I've taken. I went so long without taking a wicket," said Steyn after going 67 overs without a wicket.

"Most people would capitulate and wouldn't be able to come back from that. I'm quite happy and proud I was able to come back from that."

At stump the Proteas were 82 without loss, 252 runs behind India's first-innings total of 334.

Steyn said he had learned many lessons from the wicket drought he experienced, adding that he may have been unfortunate at times.

"I actually didn't mind it. Sometimes bad things have to happen so you can learn from them. I don't think I bowled that badly, I went past the bat often," he added.

"I always talk about getting that one soft dismissal. If you can get one you can get on a roll. You need that momentum shift and I was able to pick up a couple of wickets."

Play will resume at 09:30 local time on Saturday, with Graeme Smith unbeaten on 35 alongside Alviro Petersen, who is four runs short of securing back-to-back half-centuries.

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