Watch: Dale Steyn hit the fourth fastest test half century

Watch: Dale Steyn hit the fourth fastest test half century

Watch: Dale Steyn hit the fourth fastest test half century: Dale Steyn is almost a synonym to fast bowling now and at the point where the world agrees upon regarding him as the best fast bowler at present. He comes up with another starling performance but this time with the bat. When most of his team mates had failed to capitalise on the starts they had, Steyn who comes in to bat at number 9 for South Africa in test match cricket decided to spice things up. The West Indies bowlers had a good day on the field as they successfully restricted the star South African batsmen and the score read 348-7 when Steyn walked in to bat.

The team was well poised when Faf du Plesis was going strong and all of a sudden they saw a batting collapse. It was then that this hurricane fast bowler came in and absolutely smashed the West Indies bowlers for a knock of 58 off just 28 balls. He got to the half-century mark by the time he stroked the 26th ball of his innings. It got him the fourth fastest half century in test cricket record.

His stay at the crease was brief, to be precise just 28 balls and the impact it had on the course of the match was tremendous. The innings in which he struck 6 fours and 5 huge sixes changed the course of the game to a significant angle and tilted it further towards South Africa who have been dominant in this series, being 1-0 up while the second test match is under way.

Steyn loved his batting in this innings and parked the West Indies bowlers all around the ground. It was an innings which came out of no where, we expect Dale Steyn to sparkle up the bowling attack and charge into the batsmen, neutralise them, but here the best fast bowler in world cricket was having a go at the opposition attack with his bat. He enjoyed his stay at the crease and not only did he entertain the crowd to the maximum extent but also made a name for himself in the cricket batting records books with that knock.

Dale Steyn is now the player with fourth fastest half century in test cricket history. Watch him play that mind-blowing innings: