Dale Steyn

Parnell & Steyn Stars for SA Win Over Aussies

Parnell & Steyn Stars for SA Win Over AussiesPowered by a tidy bowling performance, South Africa registered a comprehensive seven wicket win over Australia in a crucial tie here on Sunday. With this win, South Africa has leveled the five-match one-day international (ODI) series at 1-1.

Batting first, the star-studded Aussie batting line-up started a disastrous start as they lost half of their side of mere 19 runs. From Australia, Callum Ferguson scored the highest 50 runs while Mitchell Johnson also contributed a useful 30 runs for the team. Both Ferguson and Johnson scored a crucial 63 runs partnership for the seventh wicket.

Steyn, Ntini not to feature in Perth ODI

Steyn, Ntini not to feature in Perth ODIPerth, Jan. 28 : The South African cricket team management has decided to rest key pacers Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini in Friday''s fifth and final one-day international to be played against Australia at the WACA Ground.

According to The Australian, all-rounder Wayne Parnell, 19, and left-arm fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 24, will make their one-day international debuts for the Proteas.

S.African pair Smith and Steyn top batting and bowling charts

South African stars Graeme SmithSydney, Dec. 31: South African stars Graeme Smith and Dale Steyn may be focussing on overtaking Australia as the world''s No. 1 Test cricket side, but they can also reflect on 2008 as a stand-out year individually.

The Proteas can attribute much of their success this year - 11 wins, two draws and two losses from 15 Tests, and series wins in England and Australia - to Smith''s magnificent batting and Steyn''s brilliant fast bowling.

Dale Steyn vows to knock down Matthew Hayden

Melbourne, Dec 15 : South African pace spear head Dale Steyn has vowed to knock down Australian opener Matthew Hayden by targetting his head during this week's first Test in Perth.

Skipper Graeme Smith has identified Hayden as the key target for the Proteas, as it can be revealed that Steyn has made it his personal mission to blunt Australia's batting bruiser, the Courier Mail reports.

Hayden has long been the cornerstone of Australia's batting fortress but chinks have been appearing in the armour of the 37-year-old opener, who has averaged just 26 in his past six Tests.

Steyn, in his extensive handwritten study notes on Australia's batsmen, has noticed that Hayden's feet are not moving as quickly as they once were.

Steyn to operate in short, sharp bursts against Aussies

Steyn to operate in short, sharp bursts against AussiesMelboyrne, Dec 11: South African pace bowler Dale Steyn will be used as a true strike weapon against Australia's top order in the Test series, which is termed as cricket's unofficial world championship.

Steyn said on Wednesday he expected to operate in short, sharp bursts to ensure his swinging thunderbolts were delivered full of energy in the Test series beginning at the WACA Ground next Wednesday, the Courier Mail reported.

"I'll come in and bowl quick for four overs, then get a lengthy break and come back and try to do that again," he said.

McGrath says Steyn will have to pass the ultimate test against Australia

McGrath says Steyn will have to pass the ultimate test against AustraliaSydney, Dec. 11 : South African fast bowler Dale Steyn may be ranked the fastest bowler in the world, but to certify that accolade, he will have to pass the ultimate test against world champions Australia, says former pace great Glenn McGrath.

Steyn has emerged as the world''s top-rated fast bowler in 2008 after a prolific year in which he became the fastest South African to 100 Test scalps and is the globe''s leading wicket-taker this year with 60 wickets.