We recall fast bowler Dale Steyn’s milestone dismissals, as he breaks Shaun Pollock’s record to become the leading South African wicket-taker.
- First. Marcus Trescothick, December 2004
A first-change bowler after Makhaya Ntini and Shaun Pollock shared the new ball, debutant Steyn bowled the veteran left-hander in the series opener at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. England eventually won.
- 50th. Mohammad Yousuf, October 2007
Steyn took only two wickets in the drawn second Test at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, but the first was the important dismissal of the Pakistan stalwart, who was removed lbw.
- 100th. Junaid Siddique, March 2008
In the same second Test that saw Neil McKenzie and Graeme Smith strike double-centuries in a record opening alliance in Chittagong, Steyn had the Bangladesh opener caught by Mark Boucher to raise his wickets tally to three figures.
- 150th. Peter Siddle, December 2008
Steyn capped a match-winning 10-wicket haul against Australia in the second Test in Melbourne by bowling the Australian tail-ender.
- 200th. Sulieman Benn, June 2010
In a series opener that also brought Lonwabo Tsotsobe’s debut, the fourth wicket of Steyn’s first-innings five-for got rid of the West Indian tail-ender. The Proteas won in Port of Spain.
- 250th. Tillakaratne Dilshan, December 2011
Steyn had the Sri Lankan big-hitter caught by Vernon Philander at mid-wicket. South Africa won the series opener at SuperSport Park in Centurion by an innings and then some.
- 300th. Dough Bracewell, January 2013
The New Zealand tail-ender was bowled, handing Steyn a triple century of Test wickets in the series opener at Newlands in Cape Town. South Africa won easily.
- 350th. Ishant Sharma, December 2013
The Indian tail-ender was caught by AB de Villiers, as Steyn claimed a 350th Test wicket in the same year that 300 arrived. He had moved from 100 to 150 in a shorter space of time. South Africa won by 10 wickets.
- 400th. Tamim Iqbal, July 2015
Dhaka was the scene of the second Test and the Bangladesh opener was the victim, when Steyn became only the second South African – after Shaun Pollock – to welcome a quadruple century of Test wickets.