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Dale Steyn - The greatest fast bowler to have played Test cricket
Dale Steyn - The greatest fast bowler to have played Test cricket

Dale Steyn congratulated by his teammates after claiming his 400th Test wicket Mitchell Johnson blew away the English batting line-up with his pace at Lord’s to hand England a hiding. James Anderson responded for England, making the Australians dance to his tune at Edgbaston. Both of them, at different times, have been contenders for the title of “the best pace bowler of this generation”. In fact, many Australian

Aug 1 2015
Dale Steyn and James Anderson - The greatest contemporary fast bowlers
Dale Steyn and James Anderson - The greatest contemporary fast bowlers

Steyn took his 400th Test wicket a few days after Anderson  What is greatness if it can’t be proven by stats? True, stats can’t turn mediocrity into greatness but anyone who wants to stake a claim on a slot in the Hall of Fame, needs to rack up the numbers, especially in cricket, where every day, some player in some corner of the world is registering a significant milestone. Dale Steyn took his 400th wicket against Ba

Jul 31 2015
Video: Teammates recall favourite Dale Steyn wicket
Video: Teammates recall favourite Dale Steyn wicket

Steyn – Pace like fire Yesterday morning, when Dale Steyn got Tamim Iqbal out in the initial overs of the second and final Test match of Bangladesh tour, he became the 13th bowler to take 400 Test wickets. Steyn’s celebration after picking up the scalp showed how much the achievement meant to him. He became only the second South African after Shaun Pollock to achieve this feat. More importantly, he became the joint  s

Jul 31 2015
South Africa take control on day 1 as Bangladesh lose out on advantage
South Africa take control on day 1 as Bangladesh lose out on advantage

Bangladesh finished with 246 for 8 Bangladesh failed to capitalise on an excellent start as they ended the first day of the second Test against South Africa at 246 for the loss of 8 wickets. The day started off brilliantly for the Proteas as Dale Steyn picked up his 400th wicket in Test Cricket when Tamim Iqbal edged behind. He became only the second South African and the second joint fastest alongside Richard Hadlee to achieve this fe

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets

Dale Steyn is congratulated by his teammates after picking up his 400th Test wicket Dale Steyn joined the illustrious 400-Test wickets club after he dismissed Tamim Iqbal in the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa which got underway at Mirpur today. He completed the feat in his 80th Test match, the same as the great Sir Richard Hadlee. Only Muttiah Muralitharan has been quicker to achieve the landmark with the Sri

Dale Steyn joins the 400 club
Dale Steyn joins the 400 club

Steyn is the joint second fastest to reach 400 South African bowling spearhead Dale Steyn has joined the 400 club in Test Cricket today when he dismissed Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal on the first day of the second Test at Dhaka. He became only the second South African after Shaun Pollock to achieve this feat.  More importantly, he has become the second joint fastest in terms of matches alongside the legendary Richard Hadlee to reach

Jul 30 2015
We will show why we are No.1 in Test cricket: Morne Morkel
We will show why we are No.1 in Test cricket: Morne Morkel

Morkel is confident about the second Test against Bangladesh Mirpur (Bangladesh), July 29 (IANS) After a disappointing performance in the first Test match against Bangladesh, South African fast bowler Morne Morkel is confident that the Proteas can return to their best form in the second Test which starts at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium here on Thursday. "It's time for us now to step it up a bit and show why we are the No.1 team

Jul 29 2015
Bangladesh keen to carry confidence into last Test
Bangladesh keen to carry confidence into last Test

Imrul kayes plays a shot during the second day of the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa Mirpur (Bangladesh), July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh are looking to make the most of the confidence they gained from the drawn Chittagong Test to face South Africa in the last cricket match of the month-long tour. In Chittagong, the hosts restricted the Proteas to just 248 in the first innings and then scored 326 to take a 78-run lead before rain

Jul 29 2015
Liton Kumar Das has justified his selection in the Test team
Liton Kumar Das has justified his selection in the Test team

Liton Kumar Das The summer in Bangladesh has been always very hot and humid. The sun shines so brightly that it leaves the people exhausted. The Bangladeshis’ plea for rain continues throughout the summer season. Even the sweet and juicy fruits of the summer fail to calm the people of Bangladesh. The exhausted Bangladeshis get a new life with the arrival of monsoon. Each drop of rain is celebrated in Bangladesh. Rain is the sublime g

Jul 26 2015
Dale Steyn plays barefoot football with Bangladeshi kids
Dale Steyn plays barefoot football with Bangladeshi kids

Dale Steyn with his Bangladeshi football friends Chittagong, July 25: South African pace bowler Dale Steyn had fun playing barefooted football with local kids here after rain washed out the fourth day's play of the first Test between the Proteas and Bangladesh. After spotting some kids playing football from his hotel room on Friday, the tear-away fast bowler tweeted: "Stuck in my room all day, watching these kids playing soccer in

Jul 25 2015
Video: When Dravid became the first man to take 200 catches in Tests
Video: When Dravid became the first man to take 200 catches in Tests

Rahul Dravid without a doubt was one of the best slip fielders ever in the history of the sport. He had a safe pair of hands and his concentration levels were always high no matter what the state of the match was, much like his batting.  He became the first man to take 200 catches in Test Cricket, and how memorable it was? The match was played at Durban and India had just made 205 runs in their first innings. In return, South Africa we

Jul 17 2015
5 reasons why the Bangladesh-South Africa series is worth watching even without de Villiers and Steyn
5 reasons why the Bangladesh-South Africa series is worth watching even without de Villiers and Steyn

The Bangladesh Cricket team are flying high. Even though they were humbled in the T20s by the Proteas and have lost the first game, the fans are optimistic about their chances in the ODI series given that both India and Pakistan have had to depart from Bangladesh with embarrassed faces. And now there is a chance for the Tigers to stamp their authority as contenders in the 50-overs format of the game by beating the mighty South Africans. South A

Jul 12 2015
Who is the greatest match-winner among current ODI bowlers?
Who is the greatest match-winner among current ODI bowlers?

Mohammed Shami, Shakib al Hasan, Trent Boult, Dale Steyn and Mitchell Starc – who is the greatest current ODI bowler? “Part of the art of bowling spin is to make the batsman think something special is happening when it isn’t.” – Shane Warne. Warnie, one of the greatest match-winning bowlers ever, spoke the quintessential truth not just about spinners but about every bowler who has held the red or white cherry

Jul 7 2015
Ryan Harris - Battered, Bruised, but Never Broken
Ryan Harris - Battered, Bruised, but Never Broken

Ryan Harris of Australia looks on during day two of the Third Test match between Australia and India “Never gonna give you up/ Never gonna let you down” – Rick Astley could well have written this for Ryan Harris. And so it has come to pass. Nobody wanted it to end this way. Most expected it to anyway. Ryan Harris, the epitome of the hard-as-nails, never-give-up, can-do mentality that has characterized many a grea

Jul 4 2015
5 memorable seam bowling spells in cricket
5 memorable seam bowling spells in cricket

Brian Lara’s unbreakable record of 400 runs in a Test innings or Virender Sehwag’s classic 300 in a Test match against Pakistan, both are edged in the memory of every cricket fan. The fans over the years have been more rejoiced by batting miracles than by a bowling spectacles. How many of us remember moments of Shane Warne completing his 700 wickets or Dale Steyn bowling a long and tiring spell in Test cricket? A few of us may d

Jun 17 2015
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