A technical glitch helps David Wiese to bowl at a pace of 173.8 Kmph

A technical glitch helps David Wiese to bowl at a pace of 173.8 Kmph

South Africa cricketer David Wiese
David Wiese. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

South African all-rounder David Wiese was at the centre of things during the group league game of the 2016-17 CSA T20 challenge between Knights and Titans. After winning the toss and batting first, the Knights got off to the worst possible start losing their first two wickets for only 10 runs. From there on, captain David Miller led a one-man show scoring a breathtaking 120 taking the Knights total to 185/6 in their allotted 20 overs.

Despite Miller’s heroics, his national teammate David Wiese made headlines during the last ball of the 3rd over during Knights innings. Wiese generally delivered in the mid 130s so it came as a huge surprise to everyone when the television screen showing Wiese had delivered the last ball of the 3rd over at a pace of 173.8 Km/hr.

Though it was a technical glitch, Wiese took to his Twitter handle and jokingly said that at last, he was officially a fast bowler and perhaps it was his rigorous fitness regime which helped him deliver such a fast delivery. The incident was not the first time as a few months back, a delivery of Morne Morkel was mistakenly recorded as 173.9 Km/hr.

Titans chased down the total set by Knights with a ball to spare as Miller’s scintillating century went in vain. Heinrich Klaasen was the top scorer for Titans scoring a superb 52 of 30 balls.