The Delhi Capitals (DC) scripted a brilliant come-from-behind 13-run win over the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 30 of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), and much of their success was down to their quick bowlers.
Anrich Nortje was signed as a replacement by DC for Chris Woakes, who pulled out of IPL 2020 despite having commanded a big price in the auction. The 26-year-old has formed a lethal partnership with countryman Kagiso Rabada, and has been one of the team’s most consistent performers.
Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have been brilliant in IPL 2020 so far, and the former took it a step further today by bowling the fastest ball in the history of the tournament.
While bowling to Jos Buttler in his first over, the South African clocked 156.22 kmph and 155.21 kmph off consecutive deliveries. Buttler audaciously scooped the first one for four, but the second one beat the English keeper for pace and cleaned him up.
Anrich Nortje also recorded the third-fastest ball in IPL history – 154.74 kmph, shattering the previous record held by Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dale Steyn (154.4 kmph). For his brilliant performance, which included a 4-run 18th over that changed the complexion of the game, he was awarded the Man of the Match.
( As reported by Sports Keeda)