IND vs NZ: Umran Malik Did Not Reach 156 kmph Record, Here’s The Proof, Watch Video. Not only has Umran Malik’s pace been impressive, but so have his wickets. India defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the opening one-day international at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, with Umran finishing with stats of 3 for 57 in eight overs. India now leads the three-game series 1-0.
But on Tuesday night, it was his lightning-fast delivery of 156 kph, which beat his own record for the fastest delivery by an Indian bowler, that made his name trend across social media platforms.
However, he might not be given credit for it because the official Hindi and English language broadcasts caused significant confusion by displaying various speed gun results for the same delivery.
Umran was introduced immediately following the powerplay, and in the 14th over of Sri Lanka’s chasing, in his second over’s fourth delivery, he struck the record ball.
IND vs NZ: Umran Malik Did Not Reach 156 kmph Record, Here’s The Proof, Watch Video
When Umran delivered the fourth ball of the over, the Hindi broadcast did not display anything on the speed gun, which was visible at the bottom of the screen. However, a little while later, it displayed the speeds of each delivery in that over, with the fourth ball having a speed of 156 kph. Charith Asalanka, a batsman for Sri Lanka, smashed it through the covers for two singles despite its longer length and rounder off.
Watch: Fake video of Umran Malik reaching 156 kmph by Hindi Broadcast
However, the same delivery was timed at 145.7 kph for the English broadcast.
This led to a great deal of uncertainty and cast doubt on the Umran’s delivery’s actual pace. If the speed recorded was 156 kph, Umran now holds the record for the fastest delivery by an Indian in T20Is, ODIs, and the IPL.
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Six nights ago, against Sri Lanka, he recorded a 155kmph T20I delivery record. His quickest delivery, though, was in the IPL, when he reached 157 kph against the Mumbai Indians.
In the final ball of that over, he dismissed Asalanka. The batter attempted to flick it away but instead feathered it as wicketkeeper KL Rahul completed the dismissal. It was short and smashed down the leg-stump line.
However, Umran was fortunate with that discharge because UltraEdge later demonstrated that no bat was utilized. He also got rid of Wellalage for a duck in the next over and Pathum Nissanka for 72 in the 31st over.