Having bowled well in the fourth Test against India at the Ferozeshah Kotla here, South African pacer Kyle Abbott credited fellow pacer Dale Steyn for helping him adjust to conditions in the sub-continent. Abbott and team-mate Morne Morkel have been impressive in the final Test of the four-match series, asking difficult questions of the batsmen with their pace despite bowling on a relatively spin-friendly track. The 28-year-old claimed 5/40 in 24.5 overs during India’s first innings and put his performance down to tips provided by the vastly experienced Steyn, reports PTI. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs South Africa 2015, 4th Test at Delhi

“I have discussed a lot about bowling in the sub-continent with Dale Steyn. He would always feel that he is in the game here because generally the pitches are not a hundred percent flat. Yes, they are a bit slow, but they offer inconsistent bounce and a bit of reverse swing. So he would tell me that he always felt he had a chance and I took that on board. It is a mindset in that if you tell yourself that it is going to be flat and hard for the seamers then it is going to be like that,” Abbott said to PTI. Kyle Abbott: Dale Steyn’s advice helped me get accustomed to sub-continent pitches

“But if you make the batsmen play 90-95 percent of the balls, and if one keeps up and one stays low or it swings a bit, you are going to give yourself a lot of opportunity. Steyn has had success in the sub-continent over the years and that is something I took on board,” he added. Abbott did not manage to bag a wicket in India’s second innings on Saturday despite coming close on several occasions, but Morkel managed three scalps. The right-armer asserted he is happy with the performance he and Morkel produced, PTI reported again.