Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest bowl in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Nortje bowled two deliveries which marked more than 155 kmph on the speed gun and created history in IPL 2020.
Nortje bowling in the third over of the second innings of DC vs RR clocked 156.2 kph on the fifth bowl of the over. On the next bowl, he cleaned up Jos Buttler with another 155.1 kph delivery. Both these deliveries are the top two fastest bowl to be bowled in the history of IPL.
Watch: Nortje cleans up Buttler with 155.1 kph
Nortje wins battle with Buttler
Delhi Capitals winning the toss opted to bat first and posted 161/7 after 20 overs thanks to Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan’s half-centuries. Rajasthan Royals chasing DC’s target started with Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes opening the innings. Buttler was in his usual best and played his trademark scoop shot to Nortje in the third over.
Buttler quickly piled up 22 runs in just 9 balls of the innings. He smashed three fours and a six. However, Nortje eventually won the fierce battle between the two after picking up his wicket with the quickest ball in IPL 2020.
Nortje picked up two wickets for 33 runs in his four overs for Delhi Capitals.