Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Dale Steyn is impressed with the display of fast bowling during the clash between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Steyn posted a tweet and mentioned Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, and Anrich Nortje’s name to appreciate their bowling. All three pacers were at their best and turned out to be very effective for their teams.
“KG, Archer, Ana I’d have paid to watch them live tonight. Fast bowling is strong, and this competition is being dominated by these beasts!”, he wrote.
KG, Archer, Ana
I’d have paid to watch them live tonight.
Fast bowling is strong, and this competition is being dominated by these beasts!
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) October 14, 2020
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Archer’s fiery start with the new ball gave other RR bowlers a great platform to capitalize. He picked up two wickets in the powerplay and ended up with a figure of 3/19 in four overs.
But when Royals came out to bat, the scenes were even prettier for someone who loves fast bowling. Nortje, despite being targeted by Jos Buttler, came back strong and dismissed him off his last delivery in the first over.
In the first five deliveries, Buttler hit him for a six and couple of fours. But on the last ball, Nortje got his revenge by targetting the stumps with a speed of 155.4 kmph. He was consistently clocking around 150 kmph.
Rabada and Nortje choked RR in the death overs and completely took the game away from them. The asking rate in the last five overs was around 8, but the DC pace attack took the responsibility in their hands and won them the match by 13 runs.