Hashim Amla might have walked away with the Man of the Match award for his unbeaten 253 after South Africa's innings and six runs win over India in the Nagpur Test. But it was Dale Steyn's exhilarating display of fast bowling in the first innings, which saw him return figures of 7-51 in 16.4 overs, that caught everyone's imagination.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni, bold enough to stare truth in the eye, conceded that "we were blown away by Dale Steyn" while terming the South African spearhead's effort the "best display of conventional swing bowling" he had seen in the last 12 months.
While giving Steyn his due, let us relive the six best bowling performances (in terms of innings returns) by visiting pacemen in India.
Image: Steyn leads South Africa off the field after scripting their thumping win, which also marked only the third occasion when India have lost a Test by an innings on home soil in the last 25 years. It is worth noting that South Africa have been the victorious side on all three of these occasions.
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