India Today – Dale Steyn equalled former captain Shaun Pollock’s South African record for most wickets in Test cricket during the first match against Sri Lanka in Galle on Saturday.

Summary

  • Dale Steyn equalled former captain Shaun Pollock’s South African record for most wickets in Test cricket during the first match against Sri Lanka in Galle on Saturday.
  • Steyn, who made a comeback after recovering from a heel injury he sustained in January, dismissed last man Lakshan Sandakan to claim his 421st wicket in Test cricket and joined the legendary pacer.
  • He picked up a wicket in the first innings before dismissing Sandakan in the second innings.
  • South Africa were set a target of 352 runs to win the first Test on the third day after the hosts were bowled out for 190 runs in their second innings.
  • With Perera’s dismissal, Rabada completed 150 wickets in Test cricket and in the process became the youngest ever to achieve the milestone.


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