Steyn quickest to 400 wickets

Mirpur: South Africa pacer Dale Steyn on Thursday became the fastest bowler to bag 400 Test wickets in terms of the number of balls bowled.

Steyn’s 400th scalp was Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who edged the ball straight to Proteas skipper Hashim Amla at slip on the first day of the second Test here at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, reports BBC.

The 32-year tearaway fast bowler was second quickest to the milestone after former New Zealand pacer Richard Hadlee, in terms of number of matches played.

On a day for milestones, Australia’s Mitchell Johnson took his 300th Test wicket — England’s Jonny Bairstow in the third Ashes Test at Birmingham.

If England pacer Stuart Broad – currently on 298 – claims two victims in Australia’s second innings then for the first time two bowlers would have their 300th wicket in the same game.