MI vs DC: Most Expensive Final Over of IPL Innings ft. Anrich Nortje

MI vs DC: Anrich Nortje Breaks Ashok Dinda’s Record of Bowling Most Expensive Final Over of IPL Innings

In a high-scoring match between the Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals, a new record was set for the most expensive final over of an IPL innings. The Delhi Capitals’ Anrich Nortje was the unfortunate bowler who broke that record, conceding 32 runs in the final over of the match. This performance by Nortje allowed the Mumbai Indians to set a mammoth total of 234/5, which proved to be too much for the Delhi Capitals to chase down.

The match was played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, and it was the Delhi Capitals who won the toss and elected to ball first. The Mumbai Indians got off to a good start, with Rohit Sharma (49 off 27 balls)  and Ishant Kishan ( 42 off 23 balls). Mumbai had shamashed some brilliants during the innings, as no players had touched the mark of half century but they all stood harder in front of Delhi Capital with a hill like target of 234/5.

The real fireworks, however, came in the final over of the innings, when Romario Shepherd and Tim David went on a rampage against Nortje. Shepherd hit the first ball of the over for a boundary and then followed it up with three consecutive sixes. David then hit a six off the fourth ball of the over before Nortje was hit for another six off the fifth ball. Nortje tried to bowl a yorker on the final ball of the innings, but David was up to the task and hit it for another six over long-on.

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Nortje’s figures for the match were ruined by that final over, as he ended up conceding 65 runs in his four overs. He had earlier picked up two wickets, including that of Hardik Pandya, who scored 39 off 33 balls. But it was Nortje’s final over that will be remembered for a long time, as he broke the previous record held by Ashok Dinda, who had conceded 30 runs in the final over of an IPL innings.

This match was not the first time Nortje had gone for a lot of runs in the final over of an innings. In a match against the Rajasthan Royals earlier in the tournament, Nortje had conceded 25 runs in the final over, with Riyan Parag hitting him for three boundaries and two sixes.

The South African seamer now holds the unfortunate record of conceding the most runs in the final over of an IPL innings, surpassing Ashok Dinda’s previous record of 30 runs. Nortje’s performance highlights the unpredictable nature of cricket and the fine margins between success and failure in this high-pressure sport. As the IPL continues to witness such thrilling contests and record-breaking moments, Anrich Nortje’s name will forever be associated with the unforgettable match between MI and DC. Despite the disappointment of the record-breaking over, Nortje’s talent and determination on the field cannot be denied, and fans can expect to see him bounce back stronger in the upcoming matches.

In conclusion, the match between the Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals was a high-scoring affair that saw a new record set for the most expensive final over of an IPL innings. Anrich Nortje was the unlucky bowler who broke that record, conceding 32 runs in the final over of the match. While it was a forgettable performance for Nortje, it was a memorable match for the fans, who got to witness some incredible hitting by the Mumbai Indians’ batsmen.