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    Fairly sure I saw Brett Lee bowl 161 kph one day, Napier I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Fairly sure I saw Brett Lee bowl 161 kph one day, Napier I think.
    Was clocked at 161.8km/h in Australia against the WI in about 2001 but that was assumed to be a mistake on the part of the speed gun because he was nowhere near that for the rest of his spell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Nantie had serious speed but you wouldn't have him in the side ahead of any of the current SA bowlers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Worth looking into that. Might have a dig round later.
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    Fastest from Bond I remember is 155.5 kph vs. Zim in the '03 WC.

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    I remember in the Trent Bridge Test of the 2005 Ashes Bret Lee bowling over after over of deliveries all in excess of 90mph, and if I remember rightly he removed Flintoff's off stump with a 95 mph yorker from heavan...
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    Nah, it was a length ball... then Lee did this incredibly cheesy "my heart will live on"-style celebration.

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    Ind33dy. Good ball, and pretty sharp, but what beat Flintoff was the in-movement, not the length.

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    Very odd list, missing a few names i feel.

    During Bond's spell of 5/25 vs Australia in 2002 i'm very sure he was up around 157 kph. I also remember seeing Mohammad Sami (dont know if the knock went wrong that day) during the memorable ODI series vs IND in 04 bowling a deliveried clocked @ 100.6 mph to Ganguly very recently Tait was up to 100 mph & i distincly remember Harmison getting up to 96 mph vs WI in an ODI @ Southampton in 04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    i distincly remember Harmison getting up to 96 mph vs WI in an ODI @ Southampton in 04.
    Harmison's only game at The Rose Bowl in 2004 was against Sri Lanka, not West Indies. He bowled extremely fast that year against both them (West Indies) at Headingley and New Zealand at The Riverside, however. I myself recall him clocking 96mph in the latter.

    I don't recall him bowling especially fast at The Rose Bowl against Sri Lanka, though, although he did take 6-21-2. But no-one needed to bowl fast on such a seam-friendly surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Very odd list, missing a few names i feel.

    During Bond's spell of 5/25 vs Australia in 2002 i'm very sure he was up around 157 kph. I also remember seeing Mohammad Sami (dont know if the knock went wrong that day) during the memorable ODI series vs IND in 04 bowling a deliveried clocked @ 100.6 mph to Ganguly very recently Tait was up to 100 mph & i distincly remember Harmison getting up to 96 mph vs WI in an ODI @ Southampton in 04.
    Seen the Sami ball on youtube, it was an anomalous reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Ind33dy. Good ball, and pretty sharp, but what beat Flintoff was the in-movement
    And the sheer pace.

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    There's a video on youtube about the development of technology relating to bowling speeds

    Jeff Thomson was recorded ONCE in his entire career during a match and recorded 161.45 ks.

    He also easily won the world's fastest bowler competition against Holding, Imran, Lillee Roberts etc etc etc (albeit only at about 149 ks) despite not having played a competitive match in 9 months and being fat as a fool due to his ban

    I think it's fair to say that he was the quickest of the modern era by some distance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Not listed, and probably the most interesting, is one by Craig White.

    He is repeatedly recognised to have bowled a 97 mph delivery (the fastest by an Englishman) but all I can find is the same claim rather than hard evidence.

    Here is a cricinfo link to Lee bowling at 160.8 which is considerably quicker than anything attributed to him on that list.

    In fact, from what I can see, it is a very ordinary and misleading list as it looks like the speeds were only taken from a short (maybe 2 yr) period
    In WC 2003, Lee knocked Atapattu's off stump with a 160.9k delivery.
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    I cannot see all those thunderbolts sent by Malinga as wel. Got up to 154-155 range in New Zealand and in VB series, he was the second fastest behing Brett Lee, going up to 154, and going pass Ishant Sharma very easily.

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