Dale Steyn surpasses Kapil Dev’s record

South African speedster Dale Steyn who is back from injuries, has a reason to celebrate. Dale Steyn continued his record-breaking spree as he equaled England pacer Stuart Broad’s tally of 437 wickets in Test cricket today. Dale Steyn took four wickets as South Africa claimed handy 44-run first innings lead after dismissing Sri Lanka for 191 on the stroke of tea on Day 2 of the first Test at Kingsmead in Durban.

Playing his 92nd Test, Dale Steyn had surpassed Kapil Dev’s tally of 434 wickets and is now joint 7th in the list of leading wicket-takers in Test cricket. The list is headed by Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets), followed by Australian legend Shane Warne (708), Indian wrist spinner Anil Kumble (619), England’s James Anderson (575), Australia’s Glenn McGrath (563) and West Indies great Courtney Walsh (516) are the other five bowlers ahead of Steyn, who took 4 for 48 on Thursday.

Dale Steyn has an impressive average of 22.72 and has 26 five-wicket hauls.

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