IPL 2024: Proteas Pacer Anrich Nortje Joins Delhi Capitals Squad


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South African star fast bowler Anrich Nortje joined the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Capitals (DC) on Monday. Nortje joined the team after Delhi played its first match of the tournament against Punjab Kings (PBKS), where they lost by 4 wickets. The official “Everything turned a little Nortje today,” DC wrote on X.

Recalling Delhi's first game against Punjab, PBKS asked DC to bat after winning the toss. The explosive innings of David Warner (29 from 21 balls, with the help of three fours and two sixes) and Mitchell Marsh (20 from 12 balls, with the help of two fours and two sixes) helped DC get off to a good start, but they Lost your way. Rishabh Pant scored 18 runs in 13 balls in his comeback game. DC were struggling at 147/8, but an explosive cameo from Abhishek Porel (32 off 10 balls, with four fours and two sixes) took DC to 174/9 in 20 overs.

Arshdeep Singh (2/28) and Harshal Patel (2/43) were the top bowlers for PBKS.

Captain Shikhar Dhawan (22 runs with the help of four fours in 16 balls) made a good start while chasing the target of 175 runs. Prabhsimran Singh also made a useful contribution of 26 runs in 17 balls with the help of five fours. But it was a 67-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Sam Curran (63 runs from 47 balls with six fours and one six) and Liam Livingstone (38* from 23 balls with two fours and three sixes) that provided a four-wicket haul. Planted. PBKS win by wicket.

Kuldeep Yadav (2/20) and Khaleel Ahmed (2/43) were DC's top bowlers. Curran won 'Player of the Match' for his innings.

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