After being repeatedly provoked by Benn, Steyn appears to spit in Benn’s direction after he is dismissed. Steyn was picked for the Test squad to tour Pakistan in October, and played in both Tests. Steyn also starred in the first innings with figures of 5—87 Smith was eventually bowled out by Mitchell Johnson with ten balls to go. Steyn dominated the number one spot in the ICC test rankings during the peak of his career, for a record weeks between and
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Retrieved 18 April However, when he was out with 50 balls to go, injured captain Graeme Smith came in with a broken hand in an attempt to hold out. Retrieved 18 September Dale Steyn strikes maiden half-century on ODI return”.
Archived from the original on 15 November Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 26—30 March “. His second ten-wicket match earned him his second Man-of-the-Match award in a row  and his series performance of 20 wickets at an average of 9. He returned to play in the deciding third Test at Cape Town and bowled well, taking six wickets for 88 runs in the match as South Africa clinched the match and the series.
Archived from the original on 7 January FebruaryMasterclass in Nagpur.
His career has not been entirely smooth sailing — in his debut Test series inSteyn managed just eight wickets at 52 in six games against England and was dropped. Retrieved 30 July Archived from the original on 29 December In the first Test at Karachiduring Pakistan’s second innings, he picked up his third Test five-wicket haul as Pakistan were bowled out for chasing to win.
Stryn 6 January Archived from the original on 17 February South Africa squad — Cricket World Cup. Retrieved 12 April With a mixture of accuracy and swing to combine with pace, he soon rose to the pinnacle of Test bowling to become one of cricket’s most dangerous strike bowlers.
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It was only when he moved to a bigger city, Pretoria, that he gave cricket a proper go and it did not take long before he was considered a serious prospect. Archived from the original on 16 May But the quick soon returned with a vengeance vale has wreaked havoc since.
He took four wickets in the match for 87 runs as South Africa won the match by 5 wickets and took the series 2—1. Steyn is usually considered a tail-ender when batting and usually bats at number nine.
Archived from the original on 13 April Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, scorecard. Archived from the original on 19 July He picked up an injury whilst bowling early in India’s first innings in the first Eteyn at Johannesburg which prevented him from taking much further part in the game and also ruled him out of the second Test.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dale Steyn. Archived from the original on 13 May Steyj is well on his way to becoming the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in Tests.
It was a timely improvement as veteran Shaun Pollock announced his retirement a few months later.