GT vs RR Final: Lockie Ferguson bowls fastest delivery of IPL 2022, clocks 157.3 kmph
No runs were scored on the fastest delivery of the entire tournament.
Updated - May 29, 2022 10:45 pm
Cricket fans are engaged worldwide with the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 being underway. Gujarat Titans are up against Rajasthan Royals in the high-profile encounter and needless to mention, both sides are raring to cross the line. Meanwhile, Lockie Ferguson has bowled with venom in the contest as RR batters have struggled against his thunderbolts. In fact, the New Zealand speedster also recorded the fastest delivery of the season, clocking 157.3 kmph.
It was the last delivery of the fifth over and the dashing Jos Buttler was on strike. Ferguson unleashed a lethal yorker which foxed the Englishman. As a result, no runs were scored on the fastest delivery of the entire tournament. Notably, Ferguson went past Sunrisers Hyderabad speedster Umran Malik, who clocked a 157 kmph delivery during the group stage of the season.
Lockie Ferguson replaced Alzarri Joseph for the final clash
In fact, Umran bowled the fastest delivery in all matches he participated in. However, the quickest ball of the tournament is now against Ferguson’s name. Meanwhile, it must be noted that the New Zealand speedster came in as a replacement for Alzarri Joseph for this contest and the move has so far paid dividends.
Coming to the final clash, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Men in Pink got off to a decent start with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler adding 31 runs for the opening wicket. However, once the former was dismissed for 22, the scoring rate went down significantly.
Skipper Sanju Samson played some delightful shots early on but was dismissed for 14. While Buttler showcased resilience early on, he fell prey to GT skipper Hardik Pandya after scoring 39 off 35 deliveries. The Titans have certainly made a remarkable start to the ultimate game and the Royals have some work to do. The lower-order batters and bowlers will have a massive job in hand. At the same time, the Titans must not be complacent in the crucial game.