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RR vs DC, IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje bowls the fastest ever ball in IPL at 156.22 kmph

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DC pacer Anrich Nortje on Wednesday bowled the fastest-ever delivery in IPL history when he clocked the speed of 156.22 kmph in the match against Rajasthan Royals

Delhi Capitals bowler Anrich Nortje on Wednesday

Delhi Capitals bowler Anrich Nortje on Wednesday. (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The previous record was held by another South African Dale Steyn, who clocked the speed of 154.40
  • Nortje was roped in by the Delhi Capitals as a replacement for England all-rounder Chris Woakes
  • Nortje has so far played all eight games for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020

Delhi Capitals bowler Anrich Nortje on Wednesday bowled the fastest ever delivery in the history of Indian Premier League when he sent one at Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler at 156.22 kmph at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.

What was even more exciting was to watch Buttler scoop the delivery away over the wicket-keeper for a boundary. However, the following delivery which was clocked at 155.1 kmph, Buttler was cleaned up by the bowler.

Nortje bowled quite a few deliveries at over 150 kmph in his first two overs against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. He later bowled another delivery at 154.74, clocking the top three fastest deliveries in IPL history on the day.

The previous record was held by another South African Dale Steyn, who clocked the speed of 154.40.

Nortje, who was roped in by the Delhi franchsie as a replacement for England all-rounder Chris Woakes ahead of the start of the season, has proved to be a brilliant signing for the Delhi Capitals. The South African pacer has cemented his spot in the playing XI and has formed a lethal partnership with his Kagiso Rabada in the Delhi Capitals’ pace attack.

Nortje eventually ended the day with 2-33 in his 4 overs, as Delhi Capitals went on to win by 14 runs to go on top of the points table.

Nortje has so far played all eight games for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 and has been one of the leading wicket-takers for the side along with Kagiso Rabada, who is on the top spot in the race for Purple Cap this season.

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