Fastest ball in IPL: KKR’s Lockie Ferguson clocks 150 Kph twice in his very first over

Updated on: Apr 14, 2023 8:50 pm IST

Lockie Ferguson

The Kolkata Knight Riders are up against Sunrisers Hyderabad in match no 19 of Tata IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field first. The decision was obvious as the team bowling second wants to avoid dew falling on the ground.

KKR’s bowling has variety in both spin and pace department. Their premier pacer Lockie Ferguson has bowled his first and the second over the match, and already eclipsed the 150 Kph barrier not once but twice.

Fastest ball in IPL: Lockie Ferguson clocks 150 Kph twice in his very first over

Ferguson is already bowling with full gas. The Kiwi pacer breached the 150 Kph mark not once but twice in his very first over of the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ferguson bowled his third delivery clocking 150 Kph for a dot to Mayank Agarwal. He then bowled the final ball of the over clocking 151.2 Kph against Harry Brook who smashed it straight to the covers fielder. Brook hit a very crisp shot, but it went straight to the man standing at covers to prevent a single.

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The Jammu Express Umran Malik, who represents Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, has been creating waves with his speed. On May 5, 2022, Malik bowled the fastest ball ever by an Indian in IPL, clocking at an impressive 157 Kmph against Delhi Capitals. He is among the few Indian pacers who can consistently bowl over 145 Kmph, and he has left a mark on the Indian cricket team as well. In January 2023, he broke the record for the fastest delivery by an Indian in T20I cricket with a speed of 155 Kmph against Sri Lanka. During the same series, Malik also bowled at 156 Kmph in an ODI match, establishing a new record for the fastest Indian bowler in ODI cricket.

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