The final day of the heavyweight tussle in Cape Town may have ended in stalemate, but the previous four produced some great Test cricket. In between two epic knocks by Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn and Sachin Tendulkar produced a battle for the ages. Steyn's sizzling spells on the third day showed just why he's ranked the number one bowler in the world right now. Cricinfo just published a piece I wrote on the South African quick, comparing him to Dennis Lillee.
It's already generated a little bit of feedback from readers. Some seem to agree with my point of view ("Steyn's without question the best bowler in the game at the moment... much like Dennis Lillee he only ever tries to get you out"), while others clearly don't ("No ... definitely he will be hammered by Viru today"). A few of the comments are entertainingly random ("Jacques Kallis could beat Chuck Norris" and "Sreesanth the best bowler of all time") but I have to admit the one I like most was by an anonymous poster who declared that Steyn "is ONE of the best if not the BEST fast bowler in the morden world." The morden world? Surely we can be a bit bolder than that - the best fast bowler on the Northern Line, at the very least.