Dale Steyn's wretched run of injuries continue but Rabada lurks

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Steyn was in full flow during his second spell, snaring the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha by catching him leg before.

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is likely to miss the rest of the Test series against India after what was described as a "freakish" injury on the second day of the first Test at Newlands on Saturday.

Steyn got injured while bowling his 18th over, and was seen struggling with his boot and attending to his left heel. "This caused a significant strain to the foot, leading to tissue damage on the underside of the foot". It was just before tea when Steyn pulled out from his run up and left the field.

It was meant to be preparation for the maiden pink-ball Test against Zimbabwe at St George's Park last week, but Steyn was once again ruled out with a viral infection.

Pace bowling great Dale Steyn's comeback has proved short-lived. He couldn't complete his 18th over and was limping slightly as he headed to the dressing rooms at Newlands.

But with someone like Chris Morris ready and eager for fresh duty within the current squad mix, and an exciting bolter like 21-year-old Lungi Ngidi just on the outside as things stand, the go-for-the-jugular approach may very well not be binned ...

It was yet another injury setback for Steyn, who was playing his first match in more than a year after suffering a fractured shoulder in Australia in November 2016.

But unless the tourists roll over notably limply in pursuit of whatever target they are set (SA boast a lead of 142 with eight wickets to play with) the remaining trio of Proteas quicks may have to put in some relatively back-bending work at the tail-end of this Test.

Steyn appeared to have made a successful return, though, taking 2-51 in India's first innings to improve his career total to 419 wickets in 86 Tests.

"It is important to note that this type of injury is freakish because of the way his foot landed in the footholes". He needs another three wickets to overtake Shaun Pollock and become South Africa's leading wicket-taker of all time in Test cricket.