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Steyn, Duminy put S Africa on top in second Test

Steyn, Duminy put S Africa on top in second Test
Paceman Steyn claimed 3-30 while off-spinner Duminy took 3-27, as a mini collapse in the final session restricted Bangladesh to 246-8 at stumps.

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim scored the lone half-century for Bangladesh and made a 94-run partnership with Mahmudullah for the fourth wicket after he won the toss and elected to bat. Rahim hit 65 off 125 balls, his 15th Test fifty and first in 12 innings as Bangladesh made slow progress before South Africa took control of the game in the final session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Steyn struck early in the day making opener Tamim Iqbal his 400th Test scalp. The 32-year-old Steyn almost reached the landmark in his second over of the <g data-gr-id="18">day</g> but Dean Elgar dropped Tamim at second slip. Skipper Hashim Amla made no mistake in Steyn’s next over when he took a chest-high catch at first slip.

Shaun Pollock is the only other South African to pass the 400-mark, taking 421 wickets before retiring in 2008. Steyn, who is playing his 80th Test, became the 13th cricketer to take 400 or more wickets in Test matches. He is one of only three currently active cricketers to achieve the feat, joining India spinner Harbhajan Singh and England paceman James Anderson.

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