SYDNEY: South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn sounded an ominous warning before the Test series with Australia with a fiery spell of bowling in the drawn tour match with Australia A in Sydney on yesterday. Test cricket’s number one-ranked bowler produced a hostile spell described by teammate Jacques Rudolph as Steyn’s fastest in seven years. Steyn terrorised the Australia A top order with a five-over salvo, taking the wicket of Liam Davis in his haul of one for four. Rudolph said Steyn’s spell was one of the fastest he had seen. Meanwhile, batsman Rob Quiney was named yesterday as the standby player for injured opening batsman Shane Watson in the Australian squad for the first Test against South Africa in Brisbane.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2012.