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Steyn proud of SA fightback
Saturday 19 November 2011

South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has commended his side’s fightback in the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

"We were staring down the barrel," Steyn told a news conference after picking up four for 64. "We had bowled well in parts but after three good balls we'd concede a boundary, bowl two more good balls and then get hit for four again."

"It didn't go our way this morning. Every time we bowled a bad ball it seemed to go for four and we had to get it in the correct areas, which we didn't do enough in the first session. We had to reassess and after that, the bowlers came out and did a great job."

"We had a chat at lunch and we managed to slow the run-rate down and pull the game back. Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander started it and we created more pressure," added Steyn.

Steyn said his team had not yet discussed what sort of target they wanted to set Australia.

"I'm not sure what a good lead will be," said the fast bowler. "We want to knock off the 30-run deficit without any damage and then assess from there."

"It's hot, the pitch is pretty flat and you have to work really hard for wickets out there." he revealed.

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