#SAvPAK: Dale Steyn breaks Shaun Pollock's Test record

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26 Dec 2018

Dale Steyn is South Africa's most successful Test bowler

Dale Steyn has become the most successful Test bowler for South Africa.

The veteran fast bowler surpassed legend Shaun Pollock for the most Test wickets.

Steyn has 422 Test wickets to his name and is the leading wicket-taker in this format by a South African cricketer.

He overcame Pollock (421).

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Zaman's wickets sees Steyn make history

Zaman's wickets sees Steyn make history

Steyn went into the Boxing Day Test versus Pakistan with 421 wickets to his name.

He was tied with the legendary Pollock.

The fast bowler accounted for the wicket of Fakhar Zaman (12) to create history.

He achieved the feat in his 89th Test match.

Steyn angled a good length ball across Zaman, who edged the same to Dean Elgar.

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Steyn 11th highest Test wicket-taker in the world

Steyn's historic moment saw the home crowd at SuperSport Park getting to their feet and applauding the star.

Pollock needed 108 Tests to get to 421 scalps.

Steyn is now 11th in the all-time list of highest wicket-takers in Tests.

He needs 10 more to surpass former New Zealand cricketer Richard Hadlee (431).

One assumes that Steyn will go on to break more records.

Goals

I have a lot more wickets in me: Steyn

I have a lot more wickets in me: Steyn

According to a report in the ICC, Steyn had said that he has a bigger goal to achieve.

"I have a lot more wickets in me than just one more. I haven't saved myself just to take one more wicket than Polly (Pollock). There is a bigger goal at the end of the day."

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How many Test wickets does Dale Steyn have?

Whose record did Steyn break?

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How many Test wickets does Dale Steyn have?

Asked 2018-12-26 14:41:28 by Rakesh Jhadav

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Dale Steyn has 422 Test wickets in his name and is South Africa's leading wicket-taker in the format.

Whose record did Steyn break?

Asked 2018-12-26 14:41:28 by Vibhore Tata

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Steyn surpassed South African legend Shaun Pollock (421) for the most Test wickets by a Proteas man.

Where does Steyn stand in list of highest wicket-takers in Tests?

Asked 2018-12-26 14:41:28 by Chirag Patel

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Steyn is outside the top 10 for all-time wicket-takers. He is behind Richard Hadlee's 431.

Whose wicket did Steyn take to notch the record?

Asked 2018-12-26 14:41:28 by Trisha Sharma

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Steyn took the wicket of Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman (12) to notch the record.

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