Shabnim Ismail set the record for the fastest bowler in women’s cricket

Former South African fast bowler Shabnim Ismail has set the record of the fastest bowler in the history of women’s cricket.

In the Women’s Premier League in India, Shabnim Ismail, representing Mumbai Indians, bowled the ball at a speed of 132 km per hour in the third over of the match against Delhi Capitals.

It was the second ball of the third over of the match which Delhi Capitals captain Meg Lanning completely missed and the ball hit her front pad. Mumbai Indians appeal for LBW but Meg Lanning is declared not out.

At the end of the innings, when Shabim was asked if she realized that she had bowled the fastest ball ever in women’s cricket, she said, “When I’m bowling, I don’t look at the big screen.”

Shabnim Ismail became the fastest bowler in women’s cricket

Shabnim Ismail had earlier bowled a speed of 128.3 kmph against Delhi Capitals in the opening match of the tournament. However, she was unable to represent Mumbai Indians in a few matches due to injury and returned to action on Tuesday.

Despite the record-breaking ball, Shabnim Ismail took just one wicket after conceding 46 runs in his allotted 4 overs.

In international cricket as well, the fastest bowling record is held by Shabnim Ismail, who bowled 128 kmph against West Indies in 2016 and 127 kmph twice in the 2022 ODI World Cup. The speed per hour was exceeded.

Shabnim, 35, retired from international cricket in May 2023, a few months after the home T20 World Cup, ending his 16-year career.

He took 317 wickets in all formats of cricket and played 241 international matches, including 127 ODIs, 113 T20Is and one Test. Now she is seen playing in T20 leagues around the world.

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