Dale joins 250 CLUB

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

DALE STEYN, with his four wick­ets on the open­ing day of the first Test against Sri Lanka, be­came the sec­ond quick­est crick­eter of all time to take 250 Test match wick­ets.

Steyn who re­turned fig­ures of four for 18 in his 10.4 overs moved his wicket tally up to 253 in 49 Tests.

Only Aus­tralian bowler Dennis Lillee reached the mark quicker, in 48 Test matches.

“It is a mag­nif­i­cent achieve­ment by Dale,” said Cricket SA CEO Ger­ald Ma­jola.

“If one con­sid­ers that he took 13 matches to take his first 50 wick­ets it means he has taken 200 wick­ets in his last 36 games.”– Sapa

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