Published: Sat, October 17, 2020
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Didn't know I'd bowled the fastest ball in IPL: Nortje

Didn't know I'd bowled the fastest ball in IPL: Nortje

2020 featured some outstanding events of historical significance as Delhi Capitals' Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest delivery ever in the history of the IPL. We are fortunate to have this class of bowling. The spinners have also been doing their job. "I had only gone in with a wicket-taking mentality, and my plan was to get him out off a slower ball, and with the slower wicket, he played a false shot, so it was a huge wicket because he was in a good rhythm", Deshpande said.

While DC were splendid at the death, it was Ravichandran Ashwin's artistry during the back 10 with clever variations of pace and flight that brought them back in the game. The team consisting of youngsters is putting forth their best performance in the tournament.

"Tushar Despande was unbelievable, especially under such amount of pressure, we got him in and he responded nicely".

Now, after the win against Rajasthan, the Delhi-based franchise is back on the number position in the IPL Points Table. I've been working really hard to get the pace up. but obviously you want to land it in the right areas. "He has a lot of work to do and could be a real talent for India in the future", Rabada said.

Delhi had earlier scored 161-7 on the back of Shikhar Dhawan's second successive half-century as the left-handed opener scored 57 and captain Shreyas Iyer added 53. Undeterred, the South African went flat out again, this time bowling a mere 96.3mph delivery and finding a hint of movement to beat Buttler's bat, as he played a more orthodox shot, and clatter into middle. "We'll get proper report tomorrow", Dhawan said after the match.

That was just the spark that Nortje and the other Capitals bowlers needed.

He also defended their struggling skipper Steve Smith who came a cropper after first two games.

The game had begun perfectly for the Royals, asked to bowl first, when Archer's superb nip-backer castled the unsafe Prithvi first up and he then had Rahane (2) caught at mid-on as just five runs came from his first two overs.

"I was making it to the list of final 12 players for the past three-four games, but unfortunately I couldn't get a chance to play. The most important part was the wicket of Stokes and the run-out (of Parag) was very crucial, we could have probably avoided that and if Sanju stayed at the wicket, we could have taken the game a bit deeper and got these runs", he said.

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