Umran Malik smashes his personal record with a 156kph delivery in IND against SL 2023.

Umran Malik smashes his personal record with a 156kph delivery in IND against SL 2023. Malik, India’s quickest bowler, broke his own mark of 155kph to re-enter the record books.

Umran Malik of India beat his own record by bowling the quickest ball ever by an Indian bowler. Malik delivered a blistering 156 kph delivery in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, January 10, topping his previous record of 155 kph established in the first T20I against Sri Lanka last week, on January 4.

Malik’s 155 kph delivery in the T20I game smashed Indian pace leader Jasprit Bumrah’s previous mark of 153.36 kph. While showcasing his talent, Malik caused issues for the Sri Lankan bowlers with his speed, as the visitors struggled to score off his deliveries in the opening ODI. The 23-year-old Srinagar-born pacer has surpassed big names like Bumrah and Mohammed Shami to become India’s quickest bowler.

Malik had his career-best ODI stats of 3/57 in the game, picking up three key wickets in eight overs. Malik has 10 wickets in six One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and his economy rate has remained at 6.21. He helped India win the opening game, giving the Men in Blue a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

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Virat Kohli’s century puts India ahead in the series

In terms of the game, India batted first and produced a massive total of 373/7. Opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill put on a 143-run partnership to get the team off to a flying start. But it was a Virat Kohli show at Guwahati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium. The former Indian captain recorded his second consecutive century, propelling India to the enormous total.

Sri Lanka were humbled to 206/8 in pursuit of a 374-run mark after Indian spinners controlled till the 38th over. However, skipper Dasun Shanaka stood up as a lone fighter, striking a beautiful century as Indian bowlers failed to take up the final two wickets. His unbroken 88-ball 108* was in vain as Sri Lanka failed to chase down the mark and lost by 67 runs.

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