Cricketer of the Week: Dale Steyn

After a short hiatus Cricketer of the Week is back! And what better way to kick things off again than with a remarkable spell of hostile fast bowling from the finest practitioner of the art today; Dale Steyn.

Steyn ripped through the Pakistan order in a devastating spell of 6 for 8 from 8.1 overs in the first Test in Johannesburg as the visitors were skittled for 49 in the first innings. It was Steyn’s twentieth five-wicket haul in Tests and also his best figures on South African soil to date.

Check out highlights of Steyn’s performance here, and keep an eye out for a couple of great takes by AB de Villiers behind the stumps. With bowlers of the calibre of Steyn and Vernon Philander South Africa look capable of being the dominant force in world cricket for a good while yet.

A batsman's worst nightmare. Thanks to rosswebsdale for the image.

A batsman’s worst nightmare. Thanks to rosswebsdale for the image.

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