Friday, April 15, 2011

11 Fastest Bowling Record In the World

Shoaib Akhtar: The maverick Pakistan bowler hurled the fastest-ever delivery against England during the 2003 ICC World Cup at the Newlands when he clocked 161.3 kmph.

Brett Lee: The Australian pacer unleashed the fastest delivery against New Zealand in March 2005. He clocked 160.8 kmph in the first over of the 5th ODI in Napier. In 2003, Lee had clocked 160.7 kmph against England during the World Cup.

Shaun Tait: In 2010, in the one-off T20 International match against Pakistan, Shaun Tait bowled the fastest delivery on the Australian soil. In Melbourne, he clocked 160.7 kmph and also finished with figures of 3/13.

Jeffrey Thompson: Another Australian in the list, this one from the 1970s. At Perth, Jeff Thompson clocked 160.4 kmph during the second Test against the West Indies in 1975.

Andy Roberts: In the same match, Windies great Andy Roberts almost matched Thompson with the speed of 159.5 kmph

Fidel Edwards: West Indies, known to produce good speedsters, had another prodigy in Fidel Edwards making it to the list. Edwards clocked 157.7 kmph during the Test series against South Africa in 2003/04.

Shaun Tait: The Australian pacer matched Edwards during the IPL 4 match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils. He clocked 157.7 kmph in the first over. This was the fastest ball ever to be bowled in India.

Mohammad Sami: The talented Pakistani pacer may have been sidelined but he undoubtedly was one of the best pacers that the country had produced. During an ODI match during a tri-series at Sharjah against Zimbabwe in 2003, Sami clocked 156.4 kmph. Interestingly, Sami had bowled the fastest-ever ball, clocking 164.0 kmph but that was scrapped since the speedometer was found to be faulty.

Shane Bond: One of the best pacers in the world, Shane Bond clocked 156.4 during the 2003 ICC World Cup.

Dale Steyn: The South African fast bowler clocked 155.7 kmph during an ODI against New Zealand.

Lasith Malinga: The Lankan speedster matched Steyn's pace during the 2011 World Cup against the same opponent, New Zealand, in Mumbai.