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4 wickets in 4 balls, a brilliant piece of bowling

Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 28, 2008

Heres a video of the only time in international cricket that four wickets have been taken in 4 consecutive balls. The lucky bowler was Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has a similar bowling action to that of Jeff Thompson, who is a legend in Australian cricketing circles. He took these wickets in a O.D.I against South Africa at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.

The four consecutive wickets were all taken in the same over and the unlucky batsmen to have been dismissed (and go down in cricketing history for a not so good reason) were as follows: Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini.

*Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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The Top 10 Fastest Cricket Bowlers…

Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 2, 2008

Here is a list of the current and all time fastest bowlers in world cricket. Enjoy!

Current Fastest Bowlers:
1. Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)
2. Brett Lee (Australia)
3. Shane Bond (New Zealand)
4. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
5. Steve Harmison (England)
6. Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
7. Mohammad Sami (Pakistan)
8. Shaun Tait (Australia)
9. Tino Best (West Indies)
10. Ishant Sharma (India)

Bowlers At All Times:

1. Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)(100.3 mph/161.41 kph)
2. Jeff Thompson (Australia)(99.8 mph/160.61 kph)
3. Brett Lee (Australia)(99.7 mph/160.45 kph)
4. Shane Bond (New Zealand)(98.1 mph/157.87 kph)
5. Andy Roberts (West Indies)(97.8 mph/157.39 kph)
6. Nantie Hayward (South Africa)(96.0 mph/154.49 kph)
7. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)(95.9 mph/154.33 kph)
8. Waqar Younis (Pakistan)(95.1 mph/153.04 kph)
9. Steve Harmison (England)(95.0 mph/152.88 kph)
10. Tino Best (West Indies)(94.4 mph/151.92 kph)

Posted in Andy Roberts, Brett Lee, Ishant Sharma, Jeff Thompson, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Mohammad Sami, Nantie Hayward, Shane Bond, Shaun Tait, Shoaib Akhtar, Steve Harmison, Tino Best, Waqar Younis | Leave a Comment »

The Top 10 Fastest Cricket Bowlers…

Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 2, 2008

Here is a list of the current and all time fastest bowlers in world cricket. Enjoy!

Current Fastest Bowlers:
1. Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)
2. Brett Lee (Australia)
3. Shane Bond (New Zealand)
4. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
5. Steve Harmison (England)
6. Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
7. Mohammad Sami (Pakistan)
8. Shaun Tait (Australia)
9. Tino Best (West Indies)
10. Ishant Sharma (India)

Bowlers At All Times:

1. Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)(100.3 mph/161.41 kph)
2. Jeff Thompson (Australia)(99.8 mph/160.61 kph)
3. Brett Lee (Australia)(99.7 mph/160.45 kph)
4. Shane Bond (New Zealand)(98.1 mph/157.87 kph)
5. Andy Roberts (West Indies)(97.8 mph/157.39 kph)
6. Nantie Hayward (South Africa)(96.0 mph/154.49 kph)
7. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)(95.9 mph/154.33 kph)
8. Waqar Younis (Pakistan)(95.1 mph/153.04 kph)
9. Steve Harmison (England)(95.0 mph/152.88 kph)
10. Tino Best (West Indies)(94.4 mph/151.92 kph)

Posted in Andy Roberts, Brett Lee, Ishant Sharma, Jeff Thompson, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Mohammad Sami, Nantie Hayward, Shane Bond, Shaun Tait, Shoaib Akhtar, Steve Harmison, Tino Best, Waqar Younis | Leave a Comment »