India vs South Africa: Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje ruled out of Test series due to 'persistent injury'
CSA did not specify the nature of injury and also did not name a replacement for Nortje who has taken 47 wickets in 12 Tests, including three five-wicket hauls.
Bavuma and fellow batsmen Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen and fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje were all rested.
Finishing third in a three-way tie on points might feel harsh, but on the evidence of the last few weeks it is what South Africa deserve.
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With three wins from four matches, South Africa now have a match left against in-form table toppers and unbeaten England on 6 November.
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Rabada, who was the tournament's highest wicket taker last edition, has struggled to replicate the terrific form in the second leg of the ongoing season.
"The batsmen gave us good feedback about the wicket. Shreyas said that it was not easy to hit straight. So we just looked to hit our lengths while bowling and things worked out for us," Nortje said.
"If not the best, Delhi's bowling attack is one of the best," Rishabh Pant said at the post-match presentation.
With the win, the Capitals returned to the top of the table while the Royals moved down to the sixth spot.
Nortje returned with figures of 2/12 in his 4 overs, but more importantly scared David Warner with raw pace in a lethal spell as none of the SRH batters were able to handle that extra speed.
Delhi Capitals produced top-notch performance in their first match of the second phase of this year's IPL to eke out the easy win in 17.5 overs in their pursuit of a modest 135-run target.
IPL 2021: South African pacer Anrich Nortje hoping to replicate previous season's performance for Delhi Capitals
Nortje, who picked 22 wickets in 16 matches in his first-ever IPL season in 2020, played an instrumental role in helping DC reach their maiden IPL final, where it came second-best against Mumbai Indians last year.
West Indies vs South Africa: Dwayne Bravo shines as Windies beat Proteas in fourth T20I to level series
Set a target of 168 after captain Kieron Pollard belted an unbeaten 51 off 25 balls with five sixes and two fours to lift the West Indies to 167 for six, the Proteas relied heavily on the consistent Quinton de Kock in their quest to clinch the contest ahead of the final match on Saturday at the same venue.
Highlights, West Indies vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 3 at St Lucia, Full Cricket Score: Hosts need 309 to win
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West Indies vs South Africa: Proteas pacers demolish Windies for crushing innings and 63-run win in first Test
The Caribbean side, trailing on first innings by 225 runs and resuming from an overnight position of 82 for four, were dismissed for 162.
West Indies vs South Africa: Quinton de Kock's ton helps visitors seize control on Day 2 of first Test
In their second innings on Friday, the home side again laboured to come to terms with the consistent quality and intensity of the visitors' pacers and seamers.
West Indies vs South Africa: Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje rout hosts for 97, Proteas take 31-run lead on Day 1
Ngidi’s haul of five for 19 was his second five-wicket innings haul in Test cricket, the bulk of his success coming in the afternoon session after seamer Anrich Nortje pushed the West Indies on the back foot with three of the four wickets to fall in the pre-lunch period.
Anrich Nortje, Aiden Markram among names nominated for top CSA awards; Shabnim Ismail included in women’s lists
Besides Markram and Nortje, South Africa's limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma and top-order batsman batsman Rassie van der Dussen have been nominated in the Men's Player of the Year category.
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals hold edge over Punjab Kings with Anrich Nortje likely to replace Tom Curran
Both teams are coming into the 'Norther Derby' of IPL after enduring defeats in their previous games but Delhi Capitals are definitely a better side on paper.