Stats - Dale Steyn becomes South Africa's most successful Test bowler

Dale Steyn with 422 wickets has now become leading wicket taker for South Africa in Test cricket.

Dale Steyn became South Africa's most successful Test bowler (photo - getty)

On the first day of first Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Centurion Dale Steyn dismissed Fakhar Zaman and picked his 422nd wicket. He went past Shaun Pollock's tally of 421 wickets and became most successful bowler in South Africa's Test history. Dale Steyn took his 400th Test wicket in July 2015 but due to injuries he didn't play enough Test cricket since then and waited for more than three years for next 22 wickets.

Most Test wickets for South Africa -

422* - Dale Steyn (89 Tests)

421 - Shaun Pollock (108 Tests)

390 - Makhaya Ntini (101 Tests)

330 - Allan Donald (72 Tests)

309 - Morne Morkel (86 Tests)

291 - Jacques Kallis (165 Tests)

205 - Vernon Philander (55 Tests)

Dale Steyn's Test wickets -

 Opponents   Tests   inns   Wkts   Avg   BBI    5w   10w 
 Australia  15  28  70  27.5  5/67  2  1
 Bangladesh  6  10  28  17.3  5/63  1  0
 England  12  22  50  31.6  5/51  2  0
 India  14  23  65  21.5  7/51  5  1
 New Zealand   12  23  68  16.0  6/49  6  2
 Pakistan  11  21  48  22.7  6/8  3  1
 Sri Lanka  9  17  37  27.0  5/54  3  0
 West Indies  9  16  48  19.6  6/34   3  0
 Zimbabwe  1  2  8  10.5  5/46  1  0

 

At Home and Away from Home -

 Venue  Tests   Inns   Wkts   Avg   SR     BBI    5w   10w 
 Home  48  90  244  21.2  39.6  6/8   16  3
 Away   41  72  178  24.9  45.6  7/51  10  2
 Overall    89  162  422  22.7  42.1  7/51  26  5

 

1st wicket - Marcus Trescothick (BAN) at Port Elizabeth, 2004

100th wicket - Junaid Siddique (BAN) at Chittagong, 2008

200th wicket - Sulieman Benn (WI) at Port of Spain, 2010

300th wicket - Doug Bracewell (NZ) at Cape Town, 2013

400th wicket - Tamim Iqbal (BAN) at Dhaka, 2015

422nd wicket - Fakhar Zaman (PAK) at Centurion, 2018


 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 26 Dec, 2018

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