One-Day Mataram

Deconstructing the gentleman's game

Did Shoaib bowl the fastest ball?
The Speed Gun at the Newlands recorded Shoaib Akhtar as having bowled the fastest ball ever hurled across 22 yards of a cricket pitch in the Pakistan-England match Saturday afternoon. 161.3 kilometres per hour of blistering pace. Or just over 100 mph
Now, at 161.3 Kmph, it was the fastest ball ever recorded in the history of modern cricket. But was it the fastest ball ever bowled in modern cricket?

What's the difference, you would ask!

The reason why people are asking this question is, the very next over was bowled by Wasim Akram. And after Akram had delivered a ball in his over, the speed gun showed... 161.3 Kmph!!

Fastest ball... or... dysfunctional speed gun?!!

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