David Miller could have scored a great knock 120 runs off 61 for the Knights against the Titans, but it was the pace bowler David Wiese, who stole the show in the South Africa T20 Challenge.
David Wiese put in a decent bowling, as he took two wickets with the economy of 6.75 runs per over, and batted 34 off 15 balls, to help his side win the match. However, There was a certain ball the makes the headlines of all TV channels and also revolving around the Internet as well.
Wiese was bowled a ball to David Miller but he smashed to the boundary and that ball is clocked at 173.8 kmph.
Under normal conditions, this would have been the fastest ball ever recorded in the history of cricket.However, this was not a normal circumstance.
According to the reports, a technical defect with the speed gun that is reason why Wiese’s delivery clocked at 173.8 kmph.
The fastest ball correctly recorded in cricket was bowled by Shoaib Akhtar. The ex-Pakistan pace bowler clocked at 161.3 kmph.
Wiese’ average speed in international cricket is marked as 130kmph-mark and himself make of fun of this incident on Twitter.
— David Wiese (@David_Wiese) November 19, 2016
This is not the first time that a speed sensor machine glitch wrongly recorded the speed of a bowler’s delivery. Earlier this year, South Africa pacer Morne Morkel’s ball was recorded to be bit a faster than Wiese’s due to a technical fault which was measured at 173.9 kmph.