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BAN vs PAK LIVE: Speedometer shows Hasan Ali delivery at 219 kph; turns out to be a technical error


Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali started trending on social media portals after one of his deliveries clocked at 219 kph. Meanwhile, fans thought that Hasan Ali surpassed Shoaib Akhtar’s record. Shoaib Akhtar still holds the record of bowling the fastest ever delivery.

The Rawalpindi Express clocked 161.3 km/h on February 22, 2003. The eye-catching incident was witnessed during the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup against England. It is a record that remains unbeaten till today. Case in point, the Pakistan cricket team locked horns with the Bangladesh cricket team in the first of the three-match T20I series at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

During the game, the speedometer helped Hasan Ali surpass Shoaib Akhtar’s record. Well, some fans thought it was for real, it turned out to be a technical glitch in the speed gun, leaving the cricket fraternity bemused.

BAN vs PAK LIVE: Speedometer shows Hasan Ali delivery at 219 kph; turns out to be a technical error

Talking about the game, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. Bangladesh players played right into the hands of Pakistan bowlers and ended up losing wickets at regular intervals.

Bangladesh posted 127/7 in their quota of 20 overs. Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers as he took three wickets. Mohammad Wasim Jr accounted for 2 dismissals while Nawaz and Shadab Khan took a wicket each.

BAN vs PAK LIVE: Hasan Ali – Player of the Match

Pakistan bowlers did the trick to keep the Bangladesh batsmen in check. However, the Pakistan batters failed to start properly and were reeling at 96/6 in 17 overs. They were on the brink of losing the game. However, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz did a world of good for Pakistan.

The duo pulled off a stunning win as they scored runs at the rate of knots. Pakistan won the game by 4 wickets. The Green Shirts stole the win from the hands of Bangladesh and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. Shadab Khan scored 21 off 10 balls including 1 four and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 210.

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