On Thursday evening at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Sunrisers Hyderabad speed sensation Umran Malik recorded the fastest Delivery In IPL 2022. In his team’s 21-run loss to the Delhi Capitals, he bowled one clocking 157 kmph. Rovman Powell drove that for a boundary in the last over of DC’s innings.
Previously, in the 12th over, Malik bowled a 154.8 kmph delivery to David Warner, surpassing his milestone again in the same match. In the previous match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the MCA Stadium in Pune, he clocked 154 kmph twice.
The prodigy eventually took his first five-wicket haul for SRH against the Gujarat Titans (GT). Despite the fact that his team lost, his efforts were recognized by cricket experts, as he was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his 5/25.
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Interestingly, Malik has been the only bowler from the SRH team to take wickets, with the others going wicketless. His stats of 4-0-25-5, the best in IPL 2022 thus far, assisted his team in dismissing the Titans’ top and middle-order batsmen throughout their 196-run pursuit.
In the encounter featuring SRH and DC, the former won the toss and chose to bat first. Despite SRH had a perfect chance to take the lead when Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled Mandeep Singh in the first over, sealing it as a clean maiden, they were unable to maintain the same level of dominance from then on.
David Warner held firm facing his former side, helping his team to 50 runs in the powerplay despite losing two wickets. Following Singh, Marsh was required to stand back in the powerplay as Sean Abbott took his first wicket of the day after being hammered for 3 boundaries prior to that moment. However, both clubs are reeling off losses and are hoping for a win to keep their title dreams alive.
“Fantastic learning opportunities for everyone. Umran has been a fantastic find. You learn from the best when you come up against tough situations. Things can change quickly if we put things together”, he is the best find for the SRH, skipper Kane Williamson praised Umran at the post-match presentation.