Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik hit a bowling record for the fastest delivery of the season in Match 50 of the Indian Premier League 2022. In a match against the Delhi Capitals at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, he set a personal best of 157 km/h but came up empty-handed.
Umran Malik’s Speed Record Not Enough To Help SRH Defeat DC
The pacer was able to set the record on the final fourth ball which was then cut and blocked by Rovman Powell. However, in the end, Malik was able to score an amazing bowling score with 4-0-52-0.
Malik's bowling speed that was able to amaze fans during league games was learned from Dale Steyn. He is a former cricket great from South Africa and is currently the Hyderabad bowling speed coach.
Steyn was overjoyed with Malik's accomplishment. "It's great to see someone running in and going at 150km/h." Malik, he claims, is exceptionally good at what he does.
Malik's IPL 2022 speed records
Last Monday, the 22-year-old pacer set a new personal best of 153 km/h in a match against the Gujarat Titans at DY Patil Stadium. Malik was able to capture the audience's attention with his exact bowling tempo during that match.
Malik bowled to the Sunrisers in over 7, and his first wicket was Hardik Pandya, an all-rounder who missed his helmet. Pandya parried blows and landed back-to-back fours. Malik was able to end the over by leapfrogging Matthew Wade's stroke.
Malik scored the most points at a pace of 153.1 km/h in a match against the Chennai Super Kings last season.
In the 2021 IPL season against the Royal Challengers Bangalore broke the record with a speed of 152.95 km/h. This left many audiences surprised and amazed.
DC vs SRH game preview
David Warner and Rovman Powell have a key role to play as DC takes on SRH and goes 21 runs ahead on Thursday, May 5. Through his powerful strokes, Warner scored the season's highest score with 12 fours and 3 sixes. This propelled Powell to 67 runs from 35 balls for the fourth wicket and sent the Capitals through to 207/3.
Delhi was able to block SRH with 186/8 points with Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur scoring 5 wickets. This made the Capitals reach their 5th win of the season.
From that match, the Capitals rose to 5th place with 10 points from 10 matches. While SRH dropped to 6th position after experiencing 3 defeats in a row.
In pursuit of their target of 208 points, SRH started badly and was 3 points behind with 37 runs at the end of the 7th set. Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, and captain Kane Williamson left the game early. Even so, some heroic efforts were made by Aiden Markram with 42 runs from 25 balls and Nicholas Pooran with 62 runs from 34 balls.
Previously, Warner and Powell scored 70 runs from 5 overs and led the Capitals to victory. In this case, the bowling speed record scored by Malik was not enough to bring SRH ahead. This is because Powell was able to score 32 runs in the first two overs, and beat Malik's record with 19 runs for 3 fours and 1 sixes.