CricketDale Steyn Shares His Memory Of Playing First Ever Pink Ball Test Match
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The ongoing series between Australia and South Africa has been one sided only. But there was a time when South Africa was the only side that dominated Australia in their backyard. In those days, Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith, A B Devilliers and Hashim Amla were part of the formidable South African team that left no opponent unscathed they faced.

During the lunch time of second test, 7 Cricket has the opportunity to have some feedback about the first pink ball test from South African great Dale Steyn. It is always nice to see him talking as we have seen playing fiercely in our childhood.

When one of host went on to ask Dale Steyn: “Well, Dale, of course this is not the pink test. You were part of the very first one obviously back in 2009. Just tell us about your memories of, I guess that test cause of course special things happen, but also what it meant to be part of the the first pink test.”

Dale Steyn replied: “Yeah, it was an incredible Test match. There was a lot of funny things that happened. I remember getting to the ground on day three or four and there was a big oil, oil stain patch on the on the pitch. The roller had actually spilled oil on it and Graeme walking after the broken hand.

Graeme Smith shows amazing courage by batting with a broken hand to try and save the test match. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

“I felt like as a South African team, we won the series, but we only woke up in about day four of the Test match, so we kind of figured that we’d won the series. So the last game didn’t matter. It did matter because we went on to lose the series the following series in South Africa, about a month and 1/2 later and just gave Australia a little bit of momentum.

But that test was just a wonderful Test match. Morne Morkel also opened the batting in the second innings. There’s there’s so much for me to kind of cost my my mind back and remember about it. And then just the first time I’ve ever walked to a ground where it was just an incredible pink, you know, and it was just, there was such a vibe about it. It was a special, special Test match to be part of.