Sizzling Steyn seals Windies misery

The tourists began day four at Centurion still 275 runs adrift of their opponents first-innings' score, having been bowled out for 201 in response to South Africa's total of 552 for five declared.

And an overnight score of 72 for two in the second innings quickly became 131 all out as Steyn ripped apart a line-up in which only four players managed double figures.

Steyn finished with figures of six for 34, while only Leon Johnson walked away from the crease with any respectability for West Indies after a stubborn knock of 39 from 88 balls.

Johnson was already at the crease when play resumed on the fourth morning, but could only add six runs to his overnight score before edging Steyn to acting wicketkeeper AB de Villiers, deputising for the injured Quinton de Kock.

The South Africa pair combined again two overs later to remove Shivnarine Chanderpaul for four as West Indies moved ever closer to the prospect of a humiliating defeat.

Marlon Samuels (13) and Denesh Ramdin (four) were then dismissed in the space of three balls by Steyn to leave West Indies on 105 for six.

However, there was no end to their anguish with Morne Morkel accounting for Jermaine Blackwood (15) before Steyn mopped up the last two wickets of Jerome Taylor and Sheldon Cottrell, with Kemar Roach unable to bat because of an ankle injury.

Roach has also been ruled out of the second Test, which begins on Boxing Day in Port Elizabeth.

  Dale Steyn's bowling caused West Indies to collapse to a heavy defeat
Dale Steyn's bowling caused West Indies to collapse to a heavy defeat