There were a few more 150+ kmph deliveries in Nortje’s next over, and even Ben Stokes and Steve Smith – who would have faced such extreme pace – knew better than to take any chances. They stuck to their strengths and, if anything, tried to bowl quicker and targeting the stumps. On Thursday, Anrich Nortje clocked 156kph, the fastest ball in IPL history. But the 2020 Indian Premier League is witnessing a refreshing change, and Wednesday’s match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals was a shining example. But Nortje’s most crucial contribution was still to come. Nortje was brilliant with the ball, especially at the end of the first innings. However, the duel didn't last long as the South African claimed Buttler's wicket with a 155 kmph thunderbolt, the second fastest ball in IPL history. Twenty20 cricket is generally not good for a fast bowler’s ego, as they are not allowed to dictate terms. The Englishman had played the same shot in the previous delivery. Interestingly, the South African speedster bowled the second and third fastest ball of the IPL 2020 as well after recording a pace of 155.21 and 154.74 respectively. Here is the list of fastest deliveries bowled in IPL 2020: They didn't even dare, really. Anrich Nortje of Delhi Capitals celebrates the ... That delivery was clocked at 155.21 km/h but Nortje’s top speed in his four overs against the ... And we have got experience in the bowling. Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer Anrich Nortje breathed fire with the ball in his side's clash against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2020 on Wednesday. I did not know about it at the time," Anrich told his Capitals teammate Shikhar Dhawan in a video posted by IPLT20.com. Dubai, October 14: Delhi Capitals' Anrich Nortje on Wednesday bowled the fastest delivery in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). October 15, 2020 06:08 PM IST. According to the IPL website, it's the fastest anyone has ever bowled in the IPL and Nortje had bowled above 150 thrice in that over alone. Nortje’s effect on the game was far more than his figures of 2/33 would suggest. South Africa tearaway Anrich Nortje has two deliveries in the list while Josh Hazlewood’s 147.32 kmph ball against DC ranks twentieth. Anrich Nortje, meanwhile, recorded the fastest delivery in the 2020 edition of the tournament (156.2 km/h) during the match. A 155.4 kmph ball, straight and full at the stumps, beat the Englishman’s attempted hit down the ground and shattered the stumps. Nortje, who has been consistently clocking good pace this season, created a new record by bowling the fastest delivery in the history of the Indian Premier League. The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. "query-input": "required name=search_term_string" Nortje added that he has been working hard on injecting pace in his deliveries. He played really well, but I stuck to my strength, obviously we saw how the wicket was playing so I was trying to use the wicket and get some variation," Nortje added. Dubai: South African speedster Anrich Nortje, who set the Indian Premier League ablaze by bowling the fastest delivery in the tournament's history, says he was unaware of the feat until after the end of the match. The young and new bowler made everyone stunned with his amazing bowling skills. According to the IPL’s official website, Nortje and Archer have combined to bowl 19 of the 20 fastest deliveries this season. On 14 October 2020, during the 30th match of the IPL, Nortje bowled at the speed of 156.22 km/h (97 mph), the fastest delivery to date in the IPL. There too he kept the speed gun interested, while getting dangerman Marcus Stoinis with his last ball. Why is India cautious as US sanctions Turkey over the S-400 deal? I know he plays the scoop shots, but when he played the first one, it took me by surprise," Nortje said. He is a real fast bowler and I can learn some technical stuff from him. Nortje closed out his spell with a 151.6 kmph delivery as the 18th over went for just four runs, including a bye, as momentum changed hands. The right-arm quick set the speed guns on fire as he picked up 22 wickets from 16 games for Delhi. Anrich Nortje (Pic Source: Twitter) Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest delivery of the IPL 2020 against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai on Wednesday (October 14). However, the duel didn't last long as the South African claimed Buttler's wicket with a 155 kmph thunderbolt, the second fastest ball in IPL history. “KG, Archer, Ana I’d have paid to watch them live tonight. ESPNcricinfo Ltd. Anrich Nortje looks every bit … Jofra Archer, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada showed that pace is still one of the most precious currencies in cricket, no matter the length of the game. For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App. The subsequent two deliveries showcased the audacity of T20 batting as Buttler ramped them for boundaries, the second one the fastest ball (156.22kmph) in IPL history. The Englishman had played the same shot in the previous delivery. Equally, though, his blood starts pumping a little faster when he sees the next generation unleashing cricket balls in the region of 150km/*. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. "url": "https://www.onmanorama.com/", Really happy for him but not happy for the batter," Rabada said of Nortje's record. Dale Steyn held the record for the paciest delivery in the IPL before this season (154.4 kmph), and is understandably delighted with the success his tribe is enjoying and the way they are making batsmen squirm and hop. "@type": "WebSite", ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Been working on my braced leg and my front arm... simple stuff. PTI He bowled Jos Buttler and Robin Uthappa, as per a report in AFP. This was fast bowling in its purest form. "It looks like that every game. "I have some experience which I can tell him about. The mark for the fastest ball in IPL history has already been set - when Delhi Capital’s Anrich Nortje sent one down at 156.22kph or 97mph to Rajasthan Royal’s Joss Buttler. He made his IPL debut after Delhi Capitals roped him as a replacement for all-rounder Chris Woakes ahead of the start of the season. } Copyright © 2020 The Indian Express [P] Ltd. 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In the usual scenario, any bowler would be at his wit’s end. Please upgrade your browser. But Nortje stuck to what he knows best and got rewarded for it. Nortje had earlier travelled to India with South Africa A and also has pocketed 24 wickets in the 4-day Franchise series in the 2018-2019 season to be grabbing all the attention. Anrich Nortje was adjudged as the man of the match with an incredible bowling performance that saw him claiming the English man, Jos Buttler with an absolute screamer and then followed it up with the prized scalp of Robin Uthappa with one of the best balls of the tournament. Far from being disheartened, the South African cranked his speed further, to 152.3 and 152.1 kmph, on the next two balls. He took 2 to help DC win by 13 runs over RR in IPL 2020. International career [ edit ] In February 2019 he was named in South Africa's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka. A seasoned professional like Ajinkya Rahane was made to look all at sea in the third over before attempting an ill-advised and ungainly pull to be caught at mid-on. Photo credits: IPL In match 30 of the ongoing IPL 2020 edition, Delhi Capitals (DC) locked horns with Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dubai on Wednesday (October 14). He touched 147.92 kmph in a game against Mumbai Indians (MI). Dubai: South African speedster Anrich Nortje, who set the Indian Premier League (IPL) ablaze by bowling the fastest delivery in the tournament's history, says he was unaware of the feat until after the end of the match. The pacer clocked a speed of 156.22 km/h. The South African speedster had impressed one and all in the recent IPL 2020, while playing for Delhi Capitals. Go live with Manorama Online App, the number Manorama Online, Malayala Manorama, P.B No.26, Kottayam 686 001, Kerala, India. “I love it, luckily I’m not a batter,” says Anrich Nortje, South Africa’s rising star of the fast bowling world as he looks forward to a series with England likely to be dominated by pace. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines. © COPYRIGHT 2020 MANORAMA ONLINE. At 156.22 kmph, Anrich Nortje breaks IPL speed barrier Jos Buttler ramped boundaries off consecutive deliveries, the second one the fastest ball (156.22kmph) in IPL history. The fast bowlers didn’t resort to change of pace or line to deceive the batsmen after being hit for a four or six. From Jofra Archer to Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje to Mark Wood, the speed gun at Newlands and Boland Park will be ticking upwards of 150km/h when the T20 series starts next week. "I have been working really hard to get my pace up, been a couple of seasons. Archer reached 151 kmph in that over. He broke the record of Dale Steyn, clocking 156.2 kmph. "Yeah, the battle against Buttler was interesting. 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"target": "https://www.onmanorama.com/search-results-page.html?q={search_term_string}", Nortje has bowled the five fastest deliveries in this edition, topping at 156.22 km per hour on Wednesday. In total, after Wednesday’s game, the 150 kmph mark has been reached 34 times. The 26-year-old pacer clocked a breathtaking 156.2 kmph while bowling to Jos Buttler in the third over of Rajasthan Royals' run-chase against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. It is good to chat," Rabada said. Archer’s spell read 3/19 and he didn’t deserve to be on the losing side in the end. The fast bowling exhibition had started earlier in the evening with Archer making the Delhi Capitals batsmen dance to his tunes. MANORAMA APP We learn a lot from each other. A line of thought says that as the pitches get slower in the second half of the tournament, spinners will get more joy, But those who are quicker through the air may still have enough to take the surface out of the equation. "When we play we only think about the delivery and not about the speed gun. It's hardly surprising then, that Nortje is well-acquainted with speed. Manoramanews.com no longer supports Internet Explorer 9 or earlier. SITE FOLLOWS THE DNPA’S CODE OF CONDUCT. Anrich Nortje has been successful in dropping several wickets in various tournaments. "potentialAction": { If one looks at the teams struggling at this moment – such as Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab – they lack the extra dimension in their attack that extreme pace provides. Happy to get some pace behind it but you obviously need to get it in the right area, that's the most important thing." Pat Cummins is the third man in the top 20, having bowled one at 151.7 kmph. It is also the fastest speed recorded in IPL since 2012. However, Buttler's charge didn't stop him from clocking at that speed once again as he followed up his fastest delivery with a … }. Archer was operating at a level so far above the opposition. In the 30th match of the IPL, on 14 October 2020, he bowled at the speed of 156.22 km/h (97 mph), which is the fastest delivery in the history of IPL. Bowling the fastest delivery did not have the desired result for Nortje as Buttler scooped it for a boundary. Happy Birthday Anrich Nortje: South Africa, Delhi Capitals speedster turns 27. He regularly sends the speed gun over 150kph and has a fearsome bouncer. View Anrich Nortje cricket stats, news, career record, batting average, bowling average, fielding, age, teams, debut and more at Wisden.com That is the majesty of pace. He has been breathtakingly quick, clocking the five fastest deliveries in the ongoing IPL. And this game was all about it. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Navdeep Saini is the only Indian in the list. { "No idea I bowled at 156ks tonight but good to hear it," he said. 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