Proteas

Steyn, Abbott inspire Hampshire to crushing victory

Dale Steyn (Getty Images)
Dale Steyn (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Kyle Abbott and Dale Steyn showed their class as they dominated the scorecard in a County Championship encounter between Somerset and Hampshire.

SCORECARD: Somerset v Hampshire 

The Hampshire duo steered their side to comfortable six wicket victory within two days at the Ageas Bowl.

The South African pair took 18 of the 20 Somerset wickets to fall in the four-day encounter.

Abbott stole the show with a maiden County Championship 10-wicket haul as Somerset were bowled out for 106 and 116.

The former Proteas fast bowler produced figures of 5-31 and 6-40 as he ended with match figures of 11-71.

The 31-year-old put a stop to his international career for the Proteas after signing a Kolpak deal last year.

Meanwhile, Steyn looked in fine form as he took 3-37 and 4-34.

READ: Evergreen Steyn: I'm 35 going on 23

After failing to perform in Sri Lanka in July, the 36-year-old is determined to get back into the Proteas Test squad as they take on Pakistan in December.

Steyn is currently tied with Shaun Pollock as South Africa's all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 421 scalps.

Hampshire are currently third on the County Championship Division One standings, behind Somerset and Surrey.

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