DALE STEYN

  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head 2 days ago

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • South Africa rest big guns for remaining ODIs against West Indies 3 days ago

    South Africa will rest key players for the remainder of the one-day international series against West Indies as they rotate their squad with one eye on the World Cup. The Proteas have breezed to an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and have sent paceman Dale Steyn home for the...
  • 1st ODI: All-round South Africa register easy win over Windies January 17, 2015

    Durban: AB de Villiers top-scored with 81 and effected five dismissals behind the wicket as South Africa beat the West Indies by 61 runs in a rain-affected first ODI at Kingsmead on Friday. De Villiers was well supported by Hashim Amla (66) and David Miller (70) as South Africa reached 279-8...
  • South Africa thump West Indies in third Test, win series 2-0 January 6, 2015

    Dean Elgar guided South Africa to a series-clinching victory by eight wickets on the fifth day of the third and final Test against the West Indies at Newlands on Tuesday. South Africa won the series by two matches to nil, with one match finishing in a rain-affected draw. The left-handed Elgar made...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa on course to victory against West Indies January 5, 2015

    Cape Town: Simon Harmer and Dale Steyn shared seven wickets to negate a lengthy rain delay and set South Africa up for victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Newlands on Monday. Harmer took 4 for 82 and claimed the key wicket of top-scorer Marlon Samuels...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 4 January 5, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Leon Johnson and Marlon Samuels dug in to keep the West Indies in touch after AB de Villiers' century gave South Africa the initiative. Johnson and Samuels put on an unbroken 61 for the third wicket to rescue...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 January 3, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: The West Indies were prone to devastating batting collapses in the first two Tests, but made a steady 276-6 after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The biggest disappointment for the tourists was their batsmen's...
  • Dale Steyn sets new mark after West Indian defiance January 2, 2015

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn became South Africa's second highest wicket taker as West Indies reached 276 for six on the first day of the third Test on Friday. Steyn caught and bowled captain Denesh Ramdin for 53 five overs from the close to claw back some of the advantage produced by...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa-West Indies share honours on Day 1 January 2, 2015

    Cape Town: Leon Johnson and Denesh Ramdin hit half-centuries as the West Indies proved the equal of South Africa on day one of the third and final Test at Newlands on Friday. The West Indies were prone to devastating batting collapses in the first two Tests, but made a steady 276-6...
  • Paceman Vernon Philander expecting lively Cape Town wicket January 2, 2015

    Cape Town: Fast bowler Vernon Philander returns to a happy hunting ground on Friday expecting plenty of opportunities for South Africa's much-vaunted pace attack to wrap up victory in the Test series against West Indies. The home team lead 1-0 going into the final Test in Cape Town and Philander believes...
  • Dale Steyn's love of Test arena fuels lust for wickets December 20, 2014

    Pretoria: There are few more fearsome sights in cricket than a fired-up Dale Steyn -- even a wounded one. When the South African speedster limped off the field with a groin problem on the third day of the opening Test against the West Indies, there would have been relief in the...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn rips through Windies, Proteas post huge win December 20, 2014

    Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indies top order to claim his 25th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and give South Africa an innings and 220-run victory on the fourth morning of the first Test on Saturday. The West Indies' frailties with the bat were cruelly exposed by the top-ranked South...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 December 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and with the...
  • West Indies set for challenging South Africa tour December 9, 2014

    After more than a week of preparation, the West Indies start what is likely to be a challenging tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI in Benoni on Wednesday. It has been seven years since the West Indies last toured South Africa - and...
  • South Africa's Dale Steyn plays down 'silly' Clarke feud November 18, 2014

    South African paceman Dale Steyn played down his rift with Australia captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday, saying their supposed feud had been "a bit silly". Clarke has been ruled out of the last three matches of the one-day series against the Proteas by a hamstring injury and Steyn said he wished...
  • 2nd ODI: Morkel stars as South Africa beat Australia by 3 wickets, level series 1-1 November 16, 2014

    Perth: Morne Morkel took a career-best 5 for 21 and captain AB de Villiers made 48 as South Africa beat Australia by three wickets in the second one-day cricket international on Sunday to level the five-match series at 1-1. Handed the new ball ahead of Dale Steyn, Morkel took two wickets...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd ODI November 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wK), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey...
  • Michael Clarke ruled out as South Africa look to level series against Australia November 15, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the rest of the one-day international series against South Africa with a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board (CA) said on Saturday. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring on Friday in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in the first match in Perth and had...
  • Mitchell Johnson, Dale Steyn face off in battle of lethal fast bowlers November 13, 2014

    Perth: Lethal fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn will spearhead the attacks as Australia and South Africa renew hostilities in a five-match one-day series opening in Perth on Friday. Johnson and Steyn are world cricket's most lethal speedsters and will look to create mayhem on an expected lively WACA pitch...
  • 1st ODI: Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa November 13, 2014

    Fireworks can be expected when Australia meet South Africa in five one-day internationals over the next two weeks even if the focus for both sides will be putting in place the structures for World Cup success next year. The series pits the second-ranked South Africa against the third-ranked hosts with the...
  • NZ dark horse for World Cup, Australia 'annoying', says Dale Steyn October 7, 2014

    South Africa paceman Dale Steyn rates co-hosts New Zealand as a "dark horse" to win next year's cricket World Cup, while one-day rivals Australia are "annoying." South Africa are among the favourites to win the quadrennial tournament but bring the dreaded "choker" tag after being upset repeatedly in past editions, including...
  • Du Plessis leads South Africa to triseries win at Harare September 6, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a sixwicket win over Australia in the final of the oneday international triseries at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Du Plessis hit 96 from 99 balls and just missed out on his fourth century in five innings in the tournament as South Africa...
  • Triseries: South Africa cruise past Zimbabwe to enter final September 4, 2014

    Harrare: South Africa eased to a 63run win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and will play Australia in the oneday international triseries final at Harare Sports Club. Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games to take South Africa to 2716 batting first and just about guarantee them a place...
  • Watch: 'I'm only joking mate!' South African fast bowler Dale Steyn terrifies teammate Quinton de Kock with onfield prank September 4, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn recently pulled a prank on his teammate and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock on field. De Kock was approaching Steyn for a highfive after a catch when Steyn, senior to De Kock by 10 years, absolutely terrified him by pretending to be angry. The rest of...
  • Triseries: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs, earn bonus point August 29, 2014

    Harare: South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular oneday series on Friday. South Africa were kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but were saved...
  • TriSeries: Australia face South Africa after thrashing Zimbabwe August 26, 2014

    Harare: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hardhitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198...
  • Oneoff Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the topranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 441 to seal victory and follow up...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test August 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Oneoff Test, Day 3 August 11, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made halfcenturies on Sunday as topranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier made 61...