New Delhi: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday congratulated Dale Steyn on his achievement in becoming the second quickest of all time to take 250 Test match wickets.
Steyn achieved the feat on the opening day of the first Sunfoil Test match against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park on Thursday. He was playing in his 49th Test match and only Australian legend Dennis Lillee has got to that mark ahead of him in 48 Test matches.
"It is a magnificent achievement by Dale," commented CSA CEO Gerald Majola. "If one considers that he took 13 matches to take his first 50 wickets it means that he has taken 200 wickets in his last 36 games. He has, in fact, been averaging 50 wickets per 10 matches played over the last few years which is a phenomenal achievement.