"I didn't mind the way I was bowling previously. We have to bowl badly to learn from it. And I wasn't bowling badly. I beat the edges so many times," Steyn said after the second day's play.
     
"Sometimes you need a soft dismissal to get going and then you can take wickets off good balls, by turning the momentum towards you. So I needed that momentum, and my tail was up and I  picked wickets unlike in Johannesburg," he added.
     
Proteas bowling coach Allan Donald paid compliments to Steyn calling his effort one off the best five wicket hauls in Test match cricket.
     
"Allan (Donald) said that it was one of my best five-wicket hauls, because I had gone so long without taking a wicket. People capitulate when they are not able to come back and so I am proud that I could pick myself up and keep going," Steyn said.
     
He picked up three wickets in the post-lunch session, breaking the 157-run partnership between Murali Vijay (97) and Cheteshwar Pujara (70). It broke India's batting-order and they were bowled post-tea. This was after the morning session was rained off.
     
"When the covers were off, the pitch had a little bit of sweatiness. And for the first hour and twenty minutes, there was a little bit in the wicket. We saw a lot of balls misbehaving than they were on Thursday," he said.

 (Agencies)

Latest News from Sports News Desk