How do you try to defend five runs off the last over of a T20 match? You throw the ball to Anrich Nortjé.
The South African blitz almost delivered a rabbit out of the hat for the Delhi Capitals against the Mumbai Indians when he came up with a streak ball masterclass.
Nortjé sent five toe-crack deliveries in a row, but Tim David hit the winning runs from the final ball of the match when Nortjé decided on a length delivery instead.
Oh yes, just like that between us: Those streak ball deliveries were each lids fast and the batsmen had to know their story to score runs.
Harsha Bhogle, the famous Indian commentator, was full of praise for Nortjé’s bowling.
“Striped ball after striped ball. It was simply fantastic,” he tweeted.
That from Anrich Nortje was some of the best death bowling you will see. Yorker after yorker at high pace. Fantastic.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 11, 2023
The South African has run amok in the Indian Premier League before. In 2020 he has Jos Buttler bombed with a delivery of 156.22 km/h.
Then he was also the Proteas’ best player on their disastrous tour to Australia. Although he did not take bags full of wickets, his fighting spirit and lion courage impressed the Aussies.
David Warner even said that one of Nortjé’s salvos was the fastest bowling he had ever faced in his Test career.
Delhi Capitals 172/10 in 19,4 boulbeurte: Axar Patel 54, David Warner 51 en Piyush Chawla 3/22.
Mumbai Indians 173/4 in 20 overs: Rohit Sharma 65, Tilak Varma 41 and Mukesh Kumar 2/30.
Anas bowled his heart out in the final over as we witnessed a thriller at #KilaKotla ????#YehHaiNayiDilli #IPL2023 #DCvMI pic.twitter.com/xngLWirpA1
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 12, 2023
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