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Dale Steyn completes 1000 runs with 300 wickets; becomes fifth South African to do so

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Jul 17, 2014

Dale Steyn became the fifth South African to reach a unique millestone of scoring 1000 runs and having 300 Test scalps to his name. Steyn was sent in as the nightwatchman at the end of Day One and made a laboured three before he was castled by Suranga Lakmal.

Steyn has taken 92 Tests to get to the thousand run mark. Its one of the greatest crawls to the 1000 run mark and it is the sixth slowest in history. As far as his bowling is concerned, Steyn is peerless and is on course to complete 500 wickets. He is currently on 362.

There are some illustrious South African names in the list in Jacques Kallis and former captain Shaun Pollock. Trevor Goddard (2516 runs +123 wickets) and left arm spinner Nicky Boje also make the list.

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