Steyn joins 400 Test wicket club

2015-07-30 06:39
Dale Steyn (Gallo Images)

Dhaka - Dale Steyn became the second South African bowler to take 400 Test wickets after he dismissed Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on the opening day of the second Test in Dhaka on Thursday.

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The 32-year-old fast bowler reached his landmark when South African skipper Hashim Amla took a chest-high catch at first slip in Steyn's third over of the match.

Shaun Pollock is the only other South African to pass the 400-mark, taking 421 wickets before retiring in 2008.

Steyn, who is playing his 80th Test, became the 13th cricketer to take 400 or more wickets in Test matches.

He is one of only three currently active cricketers to achieve the feat, joining India spinner Harbhajan Singh and England paceman James Anderson.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first.

The Proteas observed a minute’s silence before the start of the match and are wearing black armbands in respect of the passing of Clive Rice on Tuesday.



Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Liton Das (wicketkeeper), Nasir Hossain, Jubair Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Mustafizur Rahman

South Africa:

Dean Elgar, Stiaan van Zyl, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (captain), Temba Bavuma, JP Duminy, Dane Vilas (wicketkeeper), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Simon Harmer

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