South African pace ace Dale Steyn began his campaign in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League on Friday when he arrived out to fiddle for the Melbourne Stars in Rival to the Adelaide Strikers. Stars captain Glenn Maxwell bagged the toss and elected to field first.
Steyn was given the ball in the upcoming over and the veteran paceman began his spell with a dot ball. What was to go around is something that Steyn would not have wondered. Strikers’ in a way of opening batsman Jake Weatherald tore into the Protea celebrity, bludgeoning him over long-off for back to back sixes as Steyn was accused of over pitching the ball.
The onslaught would go along as the southpaw attacked two more boundaries to acquire runs off Steyn’s initial five delivery. Here was a legend, had to appear like a schoolboy by an in a type of batsman.
What could Steyn do to get back his confidence? Well, when you have been at the prime of your game for more than a decade you recognise how to back post a few blows. Steyn ran in complete steam for the previous delivery and managed his line and length both. A nice length ball on middle stump. Weatherald provided it with the complete swing of his bat Once more and this time did not succeed to connect. Maxwell was waiting curiously at mid-on and completed a not so difficult catch.
The comeback was finished and champion displayed yet again that type is not permanent but class is not temporary. The 36-year-old bowler got back himself by scalping Weatherald wicket in the previous delivery. He was acquired at mid-on by Glenn Maxwell post-playing a quickfire knock of 21 runs off 7 balls. In his triple-over spell, Steyn gave back to the figure of 29-1 with an economy of 9.66.