IPL 2020: Nortje made history, the fastest ball in league history, watch video
New history was created in the match of Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals played on Thursday in the Indian Premier League. Delhi Capitals fast bowler Anrich Nortje has bowled the fastest ball in the history of the world's popular cricket league. Anrich Nortje has done this history by throwing the ball at a speed of 156.2 KM / hr. Anrich Nortje also received the Man of the Match award against Rajasthan Royals.
In the third over of the innings against Rajasthan Royals, Nortje bowled with great speed. Nortje bowled the fifth ball of the third over at a speed of 156.22 kmph. Jos Buttler, however, hit a four to this delivery. But Nortje did not let his speed decrease. Nortje bowled the next ball at a speed of 155.4 kmph, which Buttler missed out on playing and bowled. Nortje has recorded three balls of this over as the fastest three balls in the history of IPL. In the same over, Nortje bowled another ball at a speed of 154.7 kmph.
Five fast balls of IPL history
Anrich Nortje - 156.2 KM / hr
Anrich Nortje - 155.2 KM / hr
Anrich Nortje - 154.7 KM / hr
Dale Steyn - 154.4 KM / hr
Kagiso Rabada - 154.2 KM / hr
The special thing is that all the three bowlers who have bowled the fastest five balls in the history of IPL are from South Africa. But now the first three places have been occupied by Nortje.
Nortje took two wickets for 33 runs in 4 overs in this match. Thanks to the bowling of Nortje, the Delhi Capitals team managed to defend the target of 161 runs against Rajasthan Royals.