Shabnim Ismail Delivers the Fastest Ball in Women’s Cricket in WPL Match

SportsShabnim Ismail Delivers the Fastest Ball in Women's Cricket in WPL Match


South African player Shabnim Ismail created records via bowling, the quickest delivery ever recorded in women’s cricket, breaching the 130kph barrier for the first time. Playing for Mumbai Indians in their Women’s Premier League (WPL) fit towards Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Ismail shattered the report by clocking 132.1km/h (82.08mph), her thunderbolt smashed in former Australia Captain. It was first time in history when the cricket player achieve the speed of 130 km/h of former Australia captain Meg Lanning on the second ball of the 1/3 over of the in form, ICC reports.

Shabnim Ismail in the South African team 

It was the second ball of the third over of the match on Tuesday, prompting the MI gamers to appeal in the match, only to grow to become down with the aid of the umpire. Ismail who are appears in South Africa team in women T20 world cup and retired from international cricket matches on home soil, had formerly been clocked as bowling at 128km/h (79.54mph) against the West Indies in 2016 and at 127km/h twice for the duration of the maximum recent edition of the Women’s World Cup in 2022.

Ismail downplayed her effort post-fit, declaring that she “doesn’t simply examine the big display when I’m bowling.” Returning to the XI after lacking a couple of matches, Ismail had a light time out, conceding 46 runs in 4 overs for a solitary wicket. 

Shabnim Ismail Delivers the Fastest Ball in Women’s Cricket

The South African player additionally holds the record for the fastest deliveries bowled in global women’s cricket, having touched 128kph in opposition to West Indies in 2016, earlier than crossing 127kph two times in the 2022 ODI World Cup. In the T20 World Cup in 2023, Ismail seemed to have bowled one of the fastest overs ever in women’s cricket, with speeds of 119, 122, 126, 100, and 20, 125, 128 in an over towards England.

When requested all through a match interview about breaking the record, Ismail played down the effort and indicated she “doesn’t certainly examine the big display screen when I’m bowling.” Ismail, however, introduced four luxurious overs to finish with figures of 1/46 as the Mumbai Indians went all the way down to the Delhi Capitals via 29 runs. 

Ismail marks their career after the T20 World Cup. 

Ismail retired from global cricket in May 2023, rapidly after the T20 World Cup at home, marking a give-up to a career spanning 16 years. She regarded the Proteas in 241 internationals, selecting up 317 wickets across formats. She stays as the second one-maximum wicket- in women’s ODIs (191) even as leading the charts for South Africa in T20Is (123).

She was specifically taken to the cleaners by Shefali Verma, who smashed the bowler for three sixes in her third over. This was Delhi’s fourth win on the trot as they moved two factors clear of Mumbai with eight factors from 5 matches.


Former South Africa player Shabnim Ismail, who plays for Mumbai Indians in the Women’s Premier League, created history when she bowled the fastest delivery ever recorded in women’s cricket.

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