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The Mumbai Indians' player, Shabnim Ismail, has thrown the quickest recorded ball in the history of women's cricket.
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The Mumbai Indians’ player, Shabnim Ismail, has thrown the quickest recorded ball in the history of women’s cricket.

On Tuesday, Shabnim Ismail threw the quickest recorded pitch in a women’s cricket game, during the Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals match in the Women’s Premier League.

The clocked speed of the South African was 132.1 km/h (82.1 mph), as noted by the broadcast speed gun, when bowling against Meg Lanning, the Delhi captain. A hit on her front pad resulted in an appeal for lbw, which was ultimately dismissed.

During her post-game interview on the WPL website, Ismail was asked about the delivery. She responded by saying, “I don’t typically watch the big screen while bowling.”

Ismail’s only dismissal of the match ended Shafali Verma’s quick performance, resulting in Delhi scoring 192 runs for four wickets. Unfortunately, Mumbai ultimately lost by a margin of 29 runs.

During a 2022 interview with Sky Sports, England’s fast bowler Issy Wong predicted that bowling at speeds of 80 miles per hour (129 kilometers per hour) would eventually become a commonplace occurrence. She also mentioned the possibility of certain factors, such as favorable weather conditions, contributing to achieving this goal.

Source: theguardian.com