Youngster Umran Malik broke Bumrah’s fastest bowling record among Indian cricketers.
The Sri Lankan team, which is touring India, is participating in 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs. The Sri Lankan team won the toss and announced that they will bowl first in the first T20 match held at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai at 7 pm. This was followed by Subman Gill (introduction) and Ishan Kishan as openers. In this, while the main players like Subman Gill (7), Suryakumar Yadav (7), Sanju Samson (5) were out with few runs in the beginning, only Ishan Kisan, another opener, patiently scored 37 runs and captain Hardik Pandya 29 runs.
After this, Deepak Hoodo (41) and Axar Patel (31) who played in action in the death overs together for the 6th wicket remained in the field without getting out till the end. As a result, the Indian team added 162 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. The Sri Lankan team, which entered the field after that, could not cope with the bowling of the Indian bowlers and lost the wickets of the main batsmen such as Nishanka (1), De Silva (8), Azalanga (12) and Rajapaksa (10) by few runs.
Although opener Gusal Mendis played responsibly, he was also out for 28 runs, losing 5 wickets early on and stumbling to 68 runs. However, despite Vanindu Hazaranga getting out with 21 runs, on the other hand captain Dasun Sanaka was giving India a lot of pressure with 45 runs off 27 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes.
Then Umran Malik hit the 4th ball of the 17th over for 155 km. Skipper Dasun Sanaka tries to hit another boundary to bowl the pace. But due to the speed of the bowling rather than the speed of his bat swing, it turned into a catch instead of a boundary and went straight towards the cover direction. Chahal who was standing there took a perfect catch and captain Dasoon Sanaka was out. However, despite Samika Karunaratne’s struggle at the last moment and Akshar Patel’s great delivery, the Sri Lankan team lost all their wickets and scored only 160 runs in 20 overs.
In this case, 155 km. Umran Malik, who bowled at speed, broke Bumrah’s record and created a new historical record. Bumrah is one of the Indian bowlers who bowled the fastest in international cricket at 153.36 kmph. Umran Malik has broken the record of speed. The highest speed ever recorded is Bumrah (153.36 kmph), followed by Shami (153.3 kmph) and Navdeep Saini (152.85 kmph). Due to this, Umran Malik is getting praise.