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Follow, discuss Day 4 of the India-SA first Test

February 09, 2010 09:20 IST

Dale Steyn bowled with fierce pace and control to return a career-best seven for 51 and take South Africa close to victory over India on the third day of the first Test in Nagpur on Monday.

He took five wickets for just three runs in a dramatic spell after tea as India were dismissed for 233 in their first innings, despite a fighting century by Virender Sehwag.

Steyn then took his eighth wicket of the match when he dismissed Sehwag for 16 after India had followed on to leave the home side struggling at 66 for two at the close

India are still 259 runs behind South Africa's imposing first innings of 558 for six declared, with Murali Vijay (27 not out) and Sachin Tendulkar (15 not out) at the crease.

Can the pair stay put at the crease? Will India be able to stave off defeat?

India Abroad's Bikash Mohapatra is at the ground posting updates as they happen. Follow the latest on Day 4 of the Test on Bikash's MyPage!