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    Brett Lee is Actually the Fastest.

    http://www.cricket-online.org/news/a...2_TWALSH2.html

    I dunno I have my doubts but if this were true, cool! I've got the video myself (I've got around 50 cricket-related vids!) so I'll check it out and let you know what I see.
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    Hmmmmm................this is getting serious now.

    http://sport.news.com.au/common/stor...5E9787,00.html

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    when do Australia play Pakistan next?
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    We have an off-season 3-match series scheduled for June I believe.


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    but cant the videos be changed ? as in tampered with ?

    im still sure that jeff thomson is the fastest or even bret lee legally
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    Here's the ridiculous thing about this speed competition.

    At the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, the ground radar reported 157 km's for an Ahktar delivery while the television radar reported 153 km's.
    thats 4 km's difference, so the 161 km's he bowled to McMillan is more than unlikely.

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    but cant the videos be changed ? as in tampered with ?
    Yes indeed but I bought the video at the time of release (almost 18 months ago) when this wasn't even an issue and can tell you having had a look at it last night that Brett Lee was indeed timed at 161.8 km/h. Whether the speed is accurate is obviously open to question.

    im still sure that jeff thomson is the fastest or even bret lee legally
    I doubt you'd get any argument from anyone who faced Thommo at his peak.

    The other inconsistency in the camera measurements was that Thommo's speed was measured using a camera which tracked the path of the ball from his hand to the batsman, whereas the new ones track from the bowler's hand. The camera used in Thommo's day was far more accurate but also, by the time it reached the batsman it's lost a few km/h. So who really knows? This is why the speed will always be 'unofficial'.

    Plus you'll always hear of times when certain bowlers bowled faster. Thommo was said to have bowled FAR faster on many occasions and having seen footage of him bowling, I don't doubt it. In fact, there was a special TV programme done on Thommo years ago where they put a camera and reporter behind bullet-proof glass and measured the speed. Thommo shattered the glass and the speed measured in at 108mph!!!!! That's almost 180km/h!

    And then there's Brett Lee. Apparently he bowled awfully quick in a Sheffield Shield game at the WACA (the first time Steve Waugh played in the field with him in fact, so I guess he was keen to impress) right before he got picked for Australia. I've seen footage of the match and I find it hard to believe that anyone could have bowled quicker. It was FAR quicker than anything we've seen of him so far. I saw him bowl one ball which broke Joe Angel's arm and he didn't even see it. I mean he literally didn't even react when the ball was being bowled. He sure reacted when it crashed into his arm, though. Then there was a bouncer which went for 6 byes.........never seen anything like it.

    So who knows?

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    6 Byes? Is that possible?
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    Yeah - Bowler bowls it, bounces once - keeps rising, over keeper, slips, everyone else, and the boundary without bouncing!
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    wow hmm ... the pitch must have good bounce .. was the boundaries pretty small ?

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    The WACA boundries aren't that small, are they?

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    Yeah - Bowler bowls it, bounces once - keeps rising, over keeper, slips, everyone else, and the boundary without bouncing!
    And that's about it. It was a mildly quick ball.

    wow hmm ... the pitch must have good bounce .. was the boundaries pretty small ?
    The WACA boundries aren't that small, are they?
    It was certainly a VERY quick pitch but the boundaries at the WACA aren't that small. One of the straight ones isn't huge but the square boundaries are a decent size. Either way, what an achievement??

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    yea i reckon ... hmm damn i should get a video of this


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    Must have been one of the WACA's quicker days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Yeah - Bowler bowls it, bounces once - keeps rising, over keeper, slips, everyone else, and the boundary without bouncing!
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