Indeed. Only really got going in his 51st Test TBH.
Chased 404, fine effort.
The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.
As for the question posed, I’d love to Steyn get the mark but I can’t quite see it – DKL hit 300 at the end of a stunning run that yielded 75 wickets in 11 Tests. Steyn needs 40 wickets in his next five Tests to beat Lillee, 40 in six to tie. I reckon it’s just a bit too much, particularly with blokes like the old de Lange and the new Philander sure to be amongst the wickets as well.
Any milestones beyond 300 - and certainly after 350 - are pretty much already out of reach thanks to the phenomenon that was Murali.
Murali really took off into another dimension after those first 245 wickets, didn't he?
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Do you reckon Steyn would have had a better chance off getting the landmark had Phillander not been picked?
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doing it by tests is borderline irrelevant. anyone wanna post an innings list? I think donald is on top in that one.
this is what i got
could be wrong though.
edit: this is to 250 wickets btw.
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Runs conceded IMO.
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
If Dale Steyn gets his 300th test wicket within 24 balls against the Black Caps at Newlands he will be the quickest to 300 in terms of balls bowled.
Steyn 299 wickets in 12 578 balls
Waqar Younis 12 602 balls
Allan Donald 13 690 balls
Malcolm Marshall 13 755 balls
In terms of matches he will equal Sir Richard Hadlee and Malcolm Marshall with 61 matches.
Lillee with 56 matches and Murali 58 matches.
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